After the Raiders broke up their seven-wide receiver contingent by releasing Ryan Grant, the sixth-year pass catcher headed east for a workout. The Patriots auditioned Grant on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Prior to his stays in Indianapolis and Oakland, Grant was a four-year contributor in Washington. Though, he was only a regular in two of those seasons. The most notable Grant slate came in his 2017 contract year, when the post-DeSean Jackson/Pierre Garcon Redskins deployed him as a 10-game starter. He posted a career-high 573 receiving yards that season.
The Patriots have signed (and cut or traded) numerous veteran wideouts over the past two years. They have six receivers on their active roster, though Matthew Slater operates almost entirely as a special-teamer.
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