The NFL Picks season is almost here. Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe asked a simple question in a column Monday: "Who steps up at WR for the Patriots?" Within her detailed answer, some veteran wideouts are mentioned, along with some incumbent options.
The internal options with potential to provide a complement to Wes Welker and Deion Branch are Brandon Tate and Taylor Price. Tate has been inconsistent to this point in his NFL career, and Price used 2010 as his "redshirt" season, being active just for the regular season finale.
Amongst the players available -- or possibly available -- once the league business year begins, Young writes that Donte' Stallworth, Brad Smith and Sidney Rice could be under consideration, though the latter two may re-sign with their 2010 team. She also discusses the Chad Ochocinco possibility, a notion that was a popular thought earlier this offseason based on the reported mutual admiration between Ochocinco and Pats head coach Bill Belichick. In addition to those options, the Pats have been mentioned as a possible destination for Steve Smith in trade. Make your NFL Picks this season on NFL New England Patriots who are 7-1 NFL Odds to win it all this season.
In the end, the Patriots may elect to give the incumbent youngsters another shot while devoting resources to other positions. But according to Young, one player who won't be suiting up in Foxborough is Moss, despite much speculation to the contrary in recent months. Don;t miss out on the NFL Betting this season cash in big also with our College Football Picks.