EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Greg Salas #87 of the St. Louis Rams runs for yards after the catch against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Salas (6-1 209 pounds) played six games for the Rams last season, catching 27 passes for 264 yards. Salas, who was utilized as a possession receiver, had trouble with ball security--coughing the ball up three times last year. He worked most notably with both wide receiver Brandon Lloyd and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels last year in St. Louis.
I haven't seen too much on Salas himself, but I am very much a fan of this trade. The Patriots find themselves very thin at receiver heading into Week one, and he could give them decent reps if needed. The obvious connection with McDaniels could also pay dividends in how well he does here in New England. I also like the fact that they were able to get him for likely a sixth-seventh round pick in 2015, a low price to pay for a solid depth No. 4/5 receiver.
Let's catch you guys up on some other Patriots news (after the jump):
- The Miami Dolphins are zeroing in on recently cut receiver Jabar Gaffney, but there's still very much a chance for him to return to New England. According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, Gaffney is hoping to return to the Patriots when his injured leg is at 100%. Given the depth issues the Patriots and Gaffney's success in this system, a return could be likely. Both Stallworth and Gaffney will work out for the Dolphins this weekend.
- According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, recently cut receiver Deion Branch still holds hope of a return to the Patriots. Branch, in a surprising move, was cut by the Patriots yesterday. Following Gaffney and Donte Stallworth's release earlier this week, Branch was considered a lock to make the roster by many. Let's hope it works out that he'll be back.
- It didn't take long for Sergio Brown to find a new home. Brown, who was cut by the Patriots yesterday, has found a new home in Indianapolis. While he wasn't much of a safety, he was a dynamite special teams player. Wish him well, even though he's with the Colts now.