5 receivers the Patriots can still sign after falling short on Calvin Ridley

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Tyler Boyd

He's not the Bengals receiver that Patriots fans have been obsessing over for the last two years, but if Tee Higgins is off the table, then maybe Tyler Boyd could be sufficient.

The 29-year-old has had a roller-coaster career so far, spending eight years in Cincinnati and suffering the same fate as Mike Williams this offseason as a cap casualty. He is now experiencing free agency for the first time in his career, and for the most part, his market seems relatively quiet, with not many teams calling to inquire about signing him.

That could make it a lot easier for the Patriots to make a move and get him in the building. He may not be the game-changer they need, but he's a veteran player who could boost the offense they desperately need.

Unlike others on this list, Boyd hasn't dealt with many injuries throughout his career, making him a more reliable player to roster. He's recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019 and, besides the 2023 season, has totaled over 700 yards every year since.

That's even more impressive when you consider he was playing behind Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins for the last four.

If given more opportunities, much like earlier in his career, Boyd could fit the mold of a receiver the Patriots have been hunting for. He will likely come cheap, certainly cheaper than a trade for Higgins, and if utilized better than he has in recent years, he can become a top performer on the offense.

Odell Beckham Jr.

The Patriots have long been connected to Odell Beckham Jr. since his days with the Cleveland Browns when the receiver practically begged Belichick to trade for him because he wanted to play with Tom Brady.

Who could forget him gifting goat hair cleats to the quarterback during the Browns and Patriots game in 2019?

Since then, he's torn both ACLs, won a Super Bowl with the Rams, and played his best season since that year with the Ravens in 2023. Now, he's a free agent and hoping to find another team to play for. Perhaps this is his opportunity to finally join the team he's voiced his desire to play for over the years.

Signing Beckham would be much cheaper than it was in the past, and given his age and questionable availability, now could be the best time to make him an offer for the Patriots. He's not the producer he once was, but he's still impressive and would bring that to the team's developing offense.