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Patriots sign Anthony Gonzalez

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Anthony Gonzalez, the former first-round draft pick of the Colts who has been plagued by injuries, will get a second chance in New England.

The Patriots announced on Saturday afternoon that Gonzalez has signed.

Gonzalez was the Colts’ first-round pick in the 2007 NFL draft, and he showed some promise early in his career, catching 37 passes for 576 yards in his first season and 57 passes for 664 yards in his second.

But Gonzalez was lost for the season in the first game of 2009 and hasn’t been able to stay healthy or produce on the field since then. Since the end of the 2008 season Gonzalez has played in a total of 11 games and caught five passes.

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34 Responses to “Patriots sign Anthony Gonzalez”
  1. sportsreporterusa says: Mar 17, 2012 5:44 PM

    Welcome to the Patriots Anthony Gorganzolla Knees.

    We look forward to your next trip on the IR.

  2. newenglandsports11 says: Mar 17, 2012 5:45 PM

    Yay! The first Patriots signing whose name I know. We are on to something here!

  3. seaner44 says: Mar 17, 2012 5:47 PM

    Great pickup by the Pats, i’m sure it is a small contract, low risk…

    Wes Welker v 2.0 if he can stay healthy

  4. acanniv says: Mar 17, 2012 5:47 PM

    Got hurt signing the contract. Out for the season.

  5. megaspartan87 says: Mar 17, 2012 5:48 PM

    Can they just sign Lloyd already?

  6. TheWizard says: Mar 17, 2012 5:49 PM

    Not sure I get this one, but we’ll see.

  7. patsfiend says: Mar 17, 2012 5:52 PM

    You think they are shopping Welker? They are just not going to pay a huge amount to keep Welker.

    This guy isn’t the “deep threat” either… Bill’s keeping us all on our toes, per usual.

  8. dlk47823 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:01 PM

    Pats continue to look for the 2013 Welker because they;ll cut him loose after this franchise year. “Let’s abuse his body for 1 more year, then show him the door” say Kraft and Little Bill.

  9. mrslay1 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:10 PM

    BB has a way of getting just enough plays out of guys like this to keep the Pats in contention every year.

  10. axespray says: Mar 17, 2012 6:11 PM

    Brady: “no, I said I want GOOD wide recievers, not just the same ole’ crappy checkdown ones.”

  11. jrfrom508 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:13 PM

    dlk47823- Be more dramatic you sissy. Every coach uses his players and they’re all selfish about it. It’s the nfl bro.

    Now let’s sign Lloyd and begin using him for all his telnet as well.

  12. cardiovascularendurance says: Mar 17, 2012 6:16 PM

    The Pats sure seem to like white receivers.

  13. tybrew says: Mar 17, 2012 6:17 PM

    He’ll. Most likely get released 4 season starts..bargaining move to get Wes to sign…nobody does it better than B B…. come on BB let’s use these draft picks on ..impact players

  14. nflfan555 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:22 PM

    Team guy, hard working sob… Stay healthy dudeley Von dudenstien

  15. hedleykow says: Mar 17, 2012 6:24 PM

    Let Brady’s wife hire the receivers. Maybe she can find someone who can catch an EFFING ball.

  16. swpstks says: Mar 17, 2012 6:27 PM

    Really surprise they haven’t made a move for Mike Wallace

  17. mullman7675 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:36 PM

    seaner44 says:
    Mar 17, 2012 5:47 PM
    Great pickup by the Pats, i’m sure it is a small contract, low risk…

    Wes Welker v 2.0 if he can stay healthy
    ——————————————————————————
    C’mon Pats fan, I thought Edelman was Welker 2.0. Also, don’t you still have Woodhead on the roster?

    Pats will slide soon.

  18. thekingdave says: Mar 17, 2012 6:43 PM

    @seaner44

    Yes because if this guy stays healthy he’ll be a perennial Pro Bowler and will be on pace halfway through next season to shatter Jerry Rice’s single season receiving records

  19. firemarshal1 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:49 PM

    Nice signing.

  20. slider7702 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:53 PM

    New England might as well lit that money on fire. Dude can’t stay on the field for anything…

  21. micronin127 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:59 PM

    Loved the comment about him hurting himself signing the contract!

    This guy hasn’t played a meaningful down in 3 years. What exactly does he have left after all the leg injuries?

    Hope there was very little signing bonus or workout bonus. Doubt he even makes the team.

  22. i, flounder says: Mar 17, 2012 7:23 PM

    well that should help them not win since getting caught cheating.

  23. phillynac says: Mar 17, 2012 7:28 PM

    “pats will slide soon.”. How many years have you been saying that? I’m sure you will be right one of these years. Not this year, though.

  24. ep2404 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:32 PM

    Patriots will never win another SB the only person they want to pay is Tom Brady, Wilford lucky he got his.

  25. pfii63 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:45 PM

    mullman7675 says:

    Pats will slide soon.

    ———————————————-

    Battle Cry of the haters since 2001.

    Keep dreaming.

  26. mrslay1 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:59 PM

    No, the Pats like players that catch more than they drop. I didn’t know that was a black or white thing, thanks for letting me know.

  27. clipper325 says: Mar 17, 2012 10:24 PM

    He’s a low cost, no risk signing who the Pats brought in for a look. He will be a long shot to make the roster outta camp, but with no risk involved why not bring him in for an extended look?

  28. mrslay1 says: Mar 17, 2012 10:43 PM

    He will make the roster alright. He just needs to make a play or two a game to serve the purpose he is there for.

  29. seniorvideography says: Mar 17, 2012 11:07 PM

    Won’t start 5 games. It good to have bodies I guess.

  30. chiefwhirlingdervish10 says: Mar 17, 2012 11:39 PM

    Very krafty Belicheck… (See what I did there?) Looks like the dark horse team for Peyton Manning just showed their hand. Gonzalez: Appeasement signing. The real question here is- who will start, and who will be the backup qb?

  31. jolink653 says: Mar 18, 2012 2:49 AM

    chiefwhirlingdervish10 says:
    Mar 17, 2012 11:39 PM
    Very krafty Belicheck… (See what I did there?) Looks like the dark horse team for Peyton Manning just showed their hand. Gonzalez: Appeasement signing. The real question here is- who will start, and who will be the backup qb?

    ____________________________________

    lol yea i heard dallas clark will be visiting new england too…then we just need to get addai signed and we’ll have colts east in place with manning backing up brady

  32. TheWizard says: Mar 18, 2012 9:49 AM

    Pats sure seem to like white receivers.

    His father is from Cuba.

    But please keep interjecting race into sports, there’s not near enough of that.

  33. mrslay1 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:52 AM

    Manning backing up Brady? Thats rich:-)

  34. CKL says: Mar 18, 2012 12:51 PM

    Well one thing’s for sure…I don’t expect a McNabbian level drama between Edelman and Gonzales for #11.

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