If the Patriots suffer an injury during training camp or the club isn’t satisfied with its current wide receiver depth chart, New England could sign a veteran pass-catcher such as Andre Johnson or Roddy White, writes Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. As Roster Resource shows, the Patriots are pretty well-stocked at receiver, with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan, Keshawn Martin, and Nate Washington among the many options available to New England. But if the team does want to add another receiver, Johnson and White make sense as candidates — Johnson recently said he wants to continue his career, while White has stated he only wants to play for a contender.
Let’s take a look at a few more notes from the NFL’s two East divisions:
- Offensive line could be an area of focus for the Jets if they add a veteran before or during camp, but the club doesn’t have the cap space to add a quality option at this point, according to Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. New York made a move to acquire left tackle Ryan Clady from the Broncos during the offseason, but Clady has a notable injury history that could give the Jets pause. Any addition would probably be for depth purposes, which would likely rule out a pursuit of someone like Jahri Evans or Will Beatty, both of whom are among the best unsigned free agents available on the open market.
- Dion Jordan applied for reinstatement near the end of May, and while he hasn’t heard back from the league yet, James Walker of ESPN.com only gives Jordan a 50% chance at making the Dolphins‘ roster even if he is allowed to return to the NFL. As Walker notes, Miami already has a solid defensive line after adding Mario Williams, Jason Jones, and Andre Branch to a front four that already included Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake. Additionally, Jordan must prove that he is healthy, as there is some concern that his shoulder might still not be quite right.
- Spencer Long became a full-time starter for the Redskins at guard after Shaun Lauvao suffered a season-ending injury early last season, and now it’s unclear which of the two will man left guard in 2016. Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir of CSNMidAtlantic.com debate the topic, and each scribe comes to a different conclusion.
- Last night, we took a look at some internal and external options the Cowboys could look to as they seek to replace middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who will be suspended for 10 games.