3 backup plans after missing on DeAndre Hopkins

They aren't great, but this is what's left for the Patriots
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2. Kenny Golladay

Maybe the most intriguing name left in free agency is Kenny Golladay, who was once a rising star in this league. Speaking of size and speed, Golladay was known as one of the best route runners in football but did so with a 6-foot-4 frame on the outside.

Since injuries took over and derailed his career a bit, Golladay has had a rough few years. For the last three seasons, his production has seen a major dip since his career year in Detroit back in 2019. That season, Golladay caught 65 passes for 1,190 yards and 11 scores en route to a Pro Bowl appearance. The following season, though, injuries caught him and he left for the New York Giants via free agency.

Still, the Giants gave him a huge contract, which now looks like a huge mistake.

The Chicago native is still only 29 years old, though, and appeared to be healthy down the stretch of last season. Things just weren't going to work out in New York, and now he's looking for his third NFL team. Could the Patriots help revive his career a bit? Like the other names on this list, Golladay would come cheap and is a worthy risk for a team looking for another wideout.