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Joey Galloway Signs One-Year Deal with New England Patriots

Dan ParzychSenior Writer IMarch 15, 2009

Lately, there seems to be a popular trend going on in New England when it comes to signing veteran players recently released from their previous team.

After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 37-year old wide receiver Joey Galloway signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots on Saturday. The Patriots will be his fourth team in 14 seasons in the NFL

Galloway is coming off one of his worst seasons in the league after struggling with injuries throughout last season (nine games, 13 receptions, 138 yards, zero touchdowns).

However, he has shown us in the past he is capable of being one of the most dangerous wide receivers in the league. From 2005-2007, Galloway recorded over 3,300 yards receiving and 23 touchdowns.

As long as he can stay healthy, Galloway has the potential to put up similar numbers from a few years ago in New England. If Tom Brady is healthy and most defenses focus on defending wide receivers Randy Moss and Wes Welker, Galloway gives the Patriots another solid option to throw the ball to on the field.

In his 14-year career, Galloway has caught 682 passes for 10,710 yards and 77 touchdowns. He spent his first five seasons playing for the Seattle Seahawks from 1995-1999 before being traded to the Dallas Cowboys.

He spent four seasons there before spending the last five seasons in Tampa Bay.

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