With the start of training camp only a few days away, the New England Patriots will reportedly work out former Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson tonight.
Going into camp, wide receiver is currently one of the positions with a lot of uncertainty after the loss of Wes Welker and the recent release of Aaron Hernandez and Donald Jones. Robinson, who met with the New York Jets earlier today has met with a few other NFL teams this week and could make a decision by end of week.
Last season was a blur for Robinson after signing a big five year deal with the Jaguars. After enjoying a breakout 2011 season with the Cowboys that saw him rack up 858 yards and 11 touchdowns. He followed up 2012 catching only 24 passes for 252 yards and zero touchdowns. Robinson missed nine games in his only season in Jacksonville dealing with concussion problems.
If signed and healthy, he could provide the Patriots with a deep threat that quarterback Tom Brady could enjoy working with. The Patriots could use another receiver that can stretch the field as both rookies Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce are inexperienced, so bringing in Robinson could ease some pressure off the rookies and could be a much needed veteran addition.
Expect the Patriots to sign at least another veteran wide receiver or two during training camp so that the competition for the position can be one of strength and not one of many questions by the end of August.