The New England Patriots are in the market for at least one wide receiver. After releasing Brandon LaFell, one of the team's top three wideouts the last two seasons, the Patriots need someone to replace his production. After being unable and/or unwilling to acquire one of the top receivers on the market, the team now has to dig deeper.
Apparenty, it has found something beneath the first layer of free agent wide receivers. Not only are the Patriots expected to sign Bills restricted free agent Chris Hogan to an offer sheet, the team is also on the verge of proposing an offer to unrestricted free agent and former Oakland Raider Rod Streater (via Mike Reiss).
The 28-year old Streater has spent the first four seasons of his career with the Raiders and collected 109 receptions for 1,564 yards and eight touchdowns. He had his best season in 2013 before injuries started to slow him down in 2014, leading to him falling behind first round draft choice Amari Cooper on Oakland's receiver depth chart and finally out of favor. At 6'3 and 200 lbs, he would offer a bigger target for the Patriots, one that could potentially fill Brandon LaFell's old role.
Streater receiver has visited Foxboro yesterday and is scheduled to fly to New York to meet with the Jets today. Any news about this scheduled meeting could be an indicator about how Streater's trip to New England went - and if we can expect him to sign New England's expected offer.