New England Patriots

By Matt McCarthy,

It should come as no surprise that the Patriots are apparently on the hunt for wide receiver help.

According to Dianna Russini of ESPN, the Pats were the runner-up in the market for former Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries, who signed a 4-year, $36 million deal with the Tennessee Titans.

Humphries, a slot receiver, was one of the top targets in the NFL on third down in 2018.

Now that he is off the market, the Patriots could look elsewhere for receiver help. Golden Tate remains available and has publicly expressed an interest in catching passes from Tom Brady. If the Pats are interested in adding another slot receiver, former Cowboys pass catcher Cole Beasley could be a fit.

A reunion with Danny Amendola is now off the table after he agreed to terms with the Lions on Monday.

Julian Edelman is the only wide receiver the Patriots have under contract entering 2019. Phillip Dorsett, Chris Hogan, and Cordarrelle Patterson are all free agents.

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