ASHBURN, VA - JULY 29: Jabar Gaffney #10 of the Washington Redskins looks on during the first day of training camp at Redskins Park on July 29, 2011 in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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Jabar Gaffney Expects To Sign With New England Patriots

Per a text message he sent to ESPN's Josina Anderson, former Washington Redskins wide receiver Jabar Gaffney has found a new home, as he expects to rejoin the New England Patriots.

Deemed expendable by the Redskins despite leading the team in all major receiving categories in 2011, Washington was unable to find any trade suitors for Gaffney's services leading up to and during the NFL draft, leading to his release just yesterday. The 10-year veteran has quickly found a landing spot with a familiar franchise.

From 2006 through 2008, Gaffney appeared in 43 games for the Patriots, totaling 85 catches and 1,059 reception yards, including a career-high five touchdowns in 2007.

With the offseason signings of Brandon Lloyd and Donte Stallworth adding to an already deep receiving corps, it's likely that nothing is guaranteed for Gaffney entering next season.

But to latch on with a winning franchise -- a franchise that currently employs Josh McDaniels, a coach with whom Gaffney has built a strong relationship with during his career -- must be relieving for the veteran receiver.

For more on the Patriots, visit Pats Pulpit and SB Nation Boston.


Redskins Cut Jabar Gaffney After Trying To Trade Him

The Washington Redskins were trying to trade WR Jabar Gaffney before the 2012 NFL Draft but with the draft over and no takers for Gaffney, the team has decided to go ahead and part ways. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports the Redskins have released Gaffney.

This move doesn't come as a surprise at all. Gaffney publicly stated on a Washington D.C. radio station last month that the Redskins were trying to trade him. At that point, you figured they would probably end up releasing him because when other teams know that a player is on his way out, they'll usually just wait for his release instead of giving up a draft pick for him.

This caps a bizarre month for Gaffney, who attacked Lito Sheppard on Twitter and then recanted, saying he'd been hacked.

Gaffney broke into the league as a 2nd round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. He finished the 2011 season with 68 receptions for 947 yards and five touchdowns.

For more on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC.


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