If the Patriots offense keeps struggling into week 4 against the Bengals then the Pats will strongly consider bringing in another pair of hands for the 2013 season.
So today we are scouting free agent WR Laurent Robinson.
Laurent Robinson busted onto the football scene in 2011 when he had a breakout season with the Dallas Cowboys.
Robinson played in 14 games with the Cowboys, finishing with 54 receptions, 858 yards receiving, and 11 touchdowns.
After that he chased the money to Jacksonville where they are no signs of any viable QB and then he had a short stint with the Redskins this offseason and remains a free agent.
He wasn’t a fit for the Redskins, they don’t like to throw the football too much and when they do they already have their guys in Pierre Garcon, and Santana Moss.
It doesn’t mean he can’t play now, it just means he needs to be with a good QB, and team where he fits in. In 2011 the Cowboys had Romo throwing him the ball and it was working really well for both partners. Robinson was a big guy for Dallas on 3rd down, moving the chains, and appeared to be a good route runner. He was also a deep threat, catching long touchdown passes for the Cowboys where he was beating the corners by a few yards.
Robinson seems like an ideal fit for New England. He is a veteran receiver, solid route runner, chain mover, and has deep threat potential in any games. New England worked out Robinson in late July but did not sign him, but New England has had a huge amount of confidence in their rookies. They may have brought him in to see how he looked in case of an emergency if they needed a wideout in the future. They may need one by week 5 if their passing game doesn’t return to form. They may also need a veteran receiver if anything happens to Danny Amendola, their ace in a hole.
Robinson is a guy to keep in mind if New England needs another receiver.
Robinson is 6’2 and 205 pounds.