New England Patriots: Possible offensive free agent camp additions
By Luke O'Brien
This would not be a sexy pick but outside of Dez Bryant, there isn’t much talent available. I sincerely doubt the Patriots would be interested in a guy like Bryant and there is a reason he hasn’t been picked up yet.
Inman, on the other hand, would be a decent camp addition in the mold of Chris Hogan or Malcolm Mitchell, albeit an inferior one. He didn’t have the greatest of seasons in 2017, which would mean that New England could pick him up for a little over the veteran minimum.
His best production seems to come when he is given a regular chance to play. The Chargers had their injury concerns at receiver in 2015, Inman came off the bench for 3 touchdowns and 486 yards in seven starts. He ended 2017 on a high note with the Chicago Bears, catching five passes for 95 yards.
The other options were Dez Bryant, Kamar Aiken, Jeremy Maclin, Eric Decker or Brandon Marshall.
Thomas is a slightly sexier pick than Inman would be at wide receiver. While he is no longer the player he was in 2015, the main reason he was cut by Miami was the fact that he wasn’t worth the $6.6 million he was due this year.
He can still produce and is head and shoulders above the rest of those still on the market. Thomas would still cost at least a couple of million per year but he would automatically ascend to the second tight end spot on the Patriots roster.
The other options were Antonio Gates, Marcedes Lewis, Brent Celek, Mychal Rivera and Clay Harbor.