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Caldwell and Gaffney equal two 2002 2nd round Florida (Spurrior) semi-busts. Perhaps they'll work in the NE scheme :whoknows: .

Does Indy give Sullivan a shot? They need someone in the middle!

Patriots sign WR Gaffney, cut Sullivan, Poteat

By Len Pasquarelli


The New England Patriots addressed their lack of veteran depth at wide receiver on Monday, signing free agent Jabar Gaffney.

Gaffney, 25, worked out for New England coaches and personnel officials on Friday, along with veteran free agent wide receivers Kevin Johnson and Charles Rogers and was deemed to be the best of the trio.

To create a roster spot for Gaffney, the Patriots released defensive tackle Johnathan Sullivan, who had not dressed for any of the team's five regular-season five games this season.

Gaffney is a solid possession-type receiver with good hands and quickness, and he should be a good fit in the New England offensive design.

The former Florida standout, a second-round choice in the 2002 draft, has 171 receptions for 2,009 yards and seven touchdowns in his career. Gaffney has played in 64 games and started in 50 of them. He enjoyed his best overall season in 2005, posting 55 catches for 492 yards and two touchdowns.

While the addition of Gaffney is key for the Patriots, the release of Sullivan might be even bigger news league-wide. The former Georgia star was the first-round choice of the New England Patriots in 2003, the sixth player selected overall that year. But his weight and lack of motivation were problems

For full article - http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2618469

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Gaffney was finally signed. He's not great but he's a very good possession receiver. With a smart QB like Brady I think he'll do fine. I was very surprised he was cut by the Eagles but it seems they look for the more athletic types in their receivers who also are good at special teams.

He beat out Charles Rogers. Wow!

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