Report: Stevie Johnson Deciding To Sign Between Patriots, Chargers

The New England Patriots could have a crowded wide receiver corps next season.

Free-agent wideout Stevie Johnson is “very likely” to sign with the Patriots, sources told NBC4’s Dianna Marie Russini. Johnson is visiting the Patriots, and a deal could get done Monday, Russini reports.

The Patriots are bringing back starting receivers Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell, and No. 3 option Danny Amendola restructured his contract to stay with the team for another year.

The Patriots signed free agents Kevin Dorsey, Brandon Gibson and Brian Tyms this offseason, and they’re also bringing back reserves Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce and Jonathan Krause.

Johnson spent 2014 with the San Francisco 49ers after starting his career with the Buffalo Bills. He has 336 career receptions for 4,267 yards and 31 touchdowns in seven seasons.

Update (4:42 p.m.): Russini reports Johnson left his visit to New England without a contract and he’s deciding between signing with the Patriots and Chargers.

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