The first wave of New England Patriots has come and gone. Yesterday, we took a look at six free agents the Patriots should mull over; today, we’re turning the tables around. Here are six still-available free agents the Patriots shouldn’t even think about signing:
6. Andre Johnson
Johnson will start the 2016 as a 35-year-old wideout who hasn’t scored more than five touchdowns in a season since 2010. After the Indianapolis Colts released him this offseason, it appears that the Houston Texans may be Johnson’s best option, but as a retirement formality more than an actual signing.
Johnson has often been linked with the Patriots in his career, and when he was younger, it was certainly a tantalizing idea. Maybe even last year, Johnson would have worked out well in New England. But as evidenced by his 2015 stat line of 41 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns, Johnson is at the end of his productive days.
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