3 Dark Horse Receivers Patriots Could Target at Trade Deadline

As the deadline approaches, there has been talk of receivers from all around the NFL linked to being traded to New England.

Stefon Diggs, AJ Green and Emmanuel Sanders being the obvious ones. Diggs, unhappy with his team as well as Green and Sanders both veterans on the final year of their deals, would make sense for New England.

Even players such as Mohammed Sanu and Danny Amendola have thought to be a good flip for un-happy Patriot Michael Bennett.

Here is a list of receivers who have not been talked about, but might make sense in New England.

Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers:

Speaking of unhappy players, Allen seems to be right at the top of that list. Judging by his tweets after the blowout loss to the Devlin-Hodges led Steelers, he may want out of Los Angeles soon.

Allen has two years left on his deal at around $11 million per season. This year at the deadline, he would be owed around $7 million. It would take some serious cap-bending, but if there is a team that knows how to do it, the Patriots are the team.

Paul Richardson, Washington Redskins:

The 2014 second-round draft pick has been somewhat disappointing in Washington after signing a 5-year, $40 million deal in 2018. Last season, Washington played in only seven games catching 20 passes. This year through five games, he has 20 catches, but only for 163 yards.

While his contract does get expensive after this season, the Patriots could cut him loose after this year without taking a negative cap hit. With the Redskins not going to be good anytime soon, they may want to try and save as much money as possible, especially on an underperforming receiver.

While the Redskins could just cut him at the end of the season, they may rather get some sort of draft pick for him. A New England fourth-rounder could get it done.

Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee Titans:

Sharpe has now been downgraded to the fourth receiver on the Titans depth chart and it has not necessarily been his fault.

The 2-4 Titans have opted to go with their two young receivers in Corey Davis and AJ Brown.

The price for Sharpe would be cheap, and his contract (under $3 million) is even cheaper. Having played college ball at UMass Amherst, he has got some ties to New England as well.



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