In the words of Bill Belichick, "You can never have too many good football players."
Much to the chagrin of Tom Coughlin, Belichick stayed true to his words when he claimed tight end Jake Ballard after he was waived by the New York Giants.
Signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010, Ballard's second year in the league was a productive one. Registering a commendable 38 receptions for 604 yards and four touchdowns, there's no wonder why Belichick jumped at the chance to bring him on board.
Though still recovering from ACL surgery, Ballard could eventually be a nice insurance policy for the Patriots.
Towering at 6'6'' with the ability to both block and catch, Ballard would be a serviceable backup for Rob Gronkowski and perhaps a replacement for Aaron Hernandez should the Pats prove unable to pay him the big bucks down the road.