BOSTON (CBS) – Following an off-season of turnover at the wide receiver position, the New England Patriots are still searched for potential targets for quarterback Tom Brady.
One of those potential targets will reportedly be at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday. According to multiple reports, receiver Laurent Robinson is visiting with the team just days ahead of training camp.
Robinson was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars following last season, when he was limited to just seven games after suffering multiple concussions. The 28-year-old signed a long-term deal with the Jaguars prior to last season after having a career-high 54 receptions and 11 touchdowns with the Dallas Cowboys in 2011.
The 6-2 Robinson recorded 24 receptions for 252 yards and no touchdowns for Jacksonville last season. His year ended in Week 11 — one week after hauling in a season-high nine receptions for 77-yards.
Last week, Robinson told USA Today he’s healthy enough to play this season if a team is willing to give him the chance.
“I’ve been putting in the work all off-season, trying to get better, trying to get right,” he said. “I know myself that I can still play. It’s just if a team wants to take a chance on me.”
The Patriots receiving corps for this season looks much different form last years, with Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd both gone and tight end Rob Gronkowski currently on the mend from an off-season filled with surgeries. Danny Amendola was brought in to fill the void left by Welker’s departure for Denver, and Buffalo receiver Donald Jones was also added to the mix but was released last week.
The Patriots also drafted a pair of receivers in the NFL draft, selecting Aaron Dobson out of Marshall in the second round and Josh Boyce out of Texas Christian in the fourth round.
In six NFL seasons, Robinson has 167 career receptions for 2,110 yards and 15 touchdowns in 59 games played.