New England Patriots to Sign WR Jabar Gaffney, ESPN's Josina Anderson Reports

James DiMaioCorrespondent IMay 2, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 23:  Jabar Gaffney #10 of the Washington Redskins waits on the sideline during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of ine America Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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It has been reported via Twitter by ESPN reporter Josina Anderson that Jabar Gaffney will be rejoining his former team for the 2012 season. 

Anderson tweeted the following this afternoon:

"Just got this text from WR Jabar Gaffney: "I'm going to the Patriots." Gaffney told me he is planning on signing a deal soon."

Jabar is set to join what is becoming an extremely crowded group of wide receivers. With the addition of Gaffney, the Patriots now have 13 on their roster.

A look at the depth chart as it stands today:

1. Wes Welker (franchise tag).

2. Brandon Lloyd.

3. Deion Branch.

4. Jabar Gaffney.

5. Donte’ Stallworth.

6. Chad Ochocinco.

7. Julian Edelman.

8. Matthew Slater.

9. Anthony Gonzalez.

10. Tiquan Underwood.

11. Britt Davis.

12. Jeremy Ebert (rookie).

13. Matt Roarke (rookie).

While Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd are considered locks, a handful of these guys are considered legitimate NFL starters. 

Because all 13 cannot make the final 53-man roster, the wide receiver spot is sure to be one of the most competitive position battles heading into training camp.

Not a bad problem to have.