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Patriots add depth at receiver by signing Donald Jones

When Wes Welker left New England for Denver, Tom Brady still had Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez on the offensive side with him. But as far as true receivers, the cupboard was a little bare.

But unlike 2006, when the Patriots traded Brady favorite Deion Branch and left him with the sad-sack group of Reche Caldwell, Jabar Gaffney, Chad Jackson, Doug Gabriel, and a past-his-prime Troy Brown, this time they’re making a better effort to restock the position.

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