Adam Schefter is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is visiting the New England Patriots today, and should the Pats sign him to an offer sheet, the Steelers may not have enough cap space to match the offer.
This is truly an interesting situation, and we’ll keep you posted with information as it becomes available.
In 16 games (7 starts) in 2012, Sanders had 44 receptions for 626 yards and 1 touchdown.
Yesterday, it was reported that former Falcons defensive end John Abraham was visiting the New England Patriots on Friday as part of the Pat’s continuing quest to improve their pass rush.
Abraham isn’t the only veteran defensive end that will be visiting New England today, Tom Curran of Comcast Sportsnet is reporting that the Patriots will also host former Indianapolis Colt Dwight Freeney.
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UPDATE: According to Erika Leigh, the New England Patriots are finalizing a deal with John Abraham.
According to a tweet by Albert Beer of the NFL Network, former Atlanta Falcons’ defensive lineman John Abraham will be visiting the New England Patriots on Friday.
Abraham was the 2nd ranked defensive end on our free agent rankings list, and would add some nice veteran depth to the Patriots’ pass rush.
In 16 games with the Falcons in 2012, the former Pro Bowler had 35 tackles, 6 forced fumbles and 10.0 sacks.
Josh Cribbs is deciding between two teams and neither of them are the Browns. The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot reports the ace kick returner has narrowed his choices down to the Patriots and Cardinals, according to her source.
The Pats are looking to replace Julian Edelman and Josh Demps while the Cardinals probably don’t want Patrick Peterson putting his body on the line returning kicks while honing his cornerback skills.
Cribbs amassed 1,178 yards on kick returns, including three 40+ runs. He ran for 457 yards on punt returns, extending seven of them beyond 20 yards.
It’s looking like the New England Patriots and Wes Welker will not be able to get a deal done.
Talks between Wes Welker and Patriots management are over at this point, and the WR is going to explore free agency, according to a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
The Boston Globe’s Karen Guregian reports the latest development in the Welker saga isn’t encouraging, stating Patriots may now have to consider the possibility of the 31-year-old signing elsewhere.
A backup option for New England could be Rams WR Danny Amendola. Baltimore and Tennesse are rumored to be interested in the injury prone Texas Tech alum.
The New England Patriots are interested in free agent Wide Reciever Mike Wallace, according to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero.
New England joins Minnesota and Tennessee in the hunt for Wallace, who is the top wideout available in this year’s free agent class. The Patriots lack a vertical threat in their offense. Paired with elite Tight End’s Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and possibly Wes Welker in the slot, Wallace could be a game breaking addition for Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Last season ’60 minutes’ started 14 games for the Steelers, catching 64 passes for 836 yards and eight touchdowns.
There’s no football for seven months. You’re mad, lost, and scared. You assume that NFL players do things to prepare for the season. Things like run, lift weights, and eat apples. Like your kindergarten scrapbook that’s filled with sand and stick men, our Offseason Scrapbook will track the travels of NFL players through their social media rantings during this time of freedom.
And so it returns. As those weird slanted words just told you, sporadically throughout the offseason when I
feed you Friday afternoon fodder feel like taking a little break from the serious matters of discussing player movement and how it effects both real teams and fake teams, we’ll see what those zany NFL players are up to during the eight months they have to avoid drunk driving. A man who catches dinner with a spear seems like a good place to start.
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