Report: Kelvin Benjamin Worked Out For Bill Belichick, Patriots Coaches


Mar 26, 2014

Kelvin BenjaminThe New England Patriots might not be done adding wide receivers this offseason.

Head coach Bill Belichick and six Patriots staff members worked out projected first-round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin at the Florida State campus last Friday, NFL Media’s Gil Brandt reported Wednesday. Benjamin is 6-foot-5, 240 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

The Patriots already added wide receiver Brandon LaFell and re-signed last year’s No. 1 target, Julian Edelman, this offseason. Slot man Danny Amendola is expected to start in three-receiver sets.

The Patriots drafted wide receivers Aaron Dobson (second round) and Josh Boyce (fourth round) last year. Undrafted rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was a Week 1 starter in 2013.

Signing LaFell and showing interest in projected first-round receivers such as Benjamin, USC’s Marqise Lee and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans could mean the Patriots don’t have a lot of faith in last year’s rookies. This year’s draft-eligible crop of wideouts is considered deep with talent. had the Patriots selecting Benjamin in a mock draft earlier this offseason.

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