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Already equipped with one of the NFL’s best offenses, Bill Belichick and co. may look to add even more fire power at wide receiver.
According to Aaron Wilson, of Scout.com, Mark Clayton will be in town Friday for a work out. Clayton, 29, was the 22nd pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, and it was widely considered at the time that New England was interested in the Oklahoma wide out then.
In five season with the Ravens, Clayton caught 234 passes for 3,116 yards and 12 touchdowns before being traded to the St. Louis Rams for a late-round draft choice last September. Clayton played in just five games (23 rec., 306 yds., 2 TDs) until he tore his patella tendon in his right knee.
On Monday, the Patriots also worked out Clayton’s former teammate T.J. Houshmandzadeh. This could be nothing more than the Patriots exhausting the possibilities of a veteran wide receiver. With Chad Ochocinco, Deion Branch and Wes Welker providing the leadership experience at receiver, Julian Edelman and Taylor Price could round out the depth chart — leaving the oft-injured Brandon Tate standing on the outside.
Either Houshmandzadeh or Clayton would provide yet another option for No. 12.