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2. Chad Johnson
Years played with Patriots: 2011
Stats with Patriots: 15 receptions, 276 yards, touchdown
It’s really too bad that Johnson (yes, Johnson; he changed his name back to its orginigal form when he retired) never got the hang of things in New England. If Johnson could have grasped the playbook in 2011, the Patriots’ aerial attack would have had an entirely new layer to it, one which could have helped them navigate past the Giants that February. Oh well.
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The Patriots were Johnson’s last stop in his storied NFL career, so maybe he would consider helping out his most recent employer by running routes for Brady. Unlike Branch and Welker, Johnson has some height to him and could simulate the role of, say, Aaron Dobson or Malcolm Mitchell, just like Moss could. A longtime friend of Bill Belichick and Brady, Johnson should definitely be on Brady’s list for possible practice partners.
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