Tuesday, March 04, 2008
PATRIOTS RETAIN GAFFNEY FOR ANOTHER YEAR
The day after re-signing Randy Moss, the Patriots have made a deal with Jabar Gaffney that will keep him in a Patriot uniform for another year. The deal is said to be worth $2M.
In 2007, Gaffney was tied for 5th on the team in receptions with 36. But he got most of those in the 2nd half of the season. Through the first 8 games, he had 8 receptions for 59 yards. In the second 8 games of the year, he had 24 receptions for 393 yards. Four of his five TD receptions came in the 2nd half of the season. He started off the year as the #4 WR, but ended at #3 behind Welker and Moss.
So this is what the wide receiver depth chart now looks like for 2008:
1: Randy Moss
2: Wes Welker
3: Jabar Gaffney
4: Kelley Washington
5: Chad Jackson
Not too shabby