Patriot interests: Redskins shopping WR Jabar Gaffney

Washington Redskins Training Camp August 4, 2011

Gaffney at Washington Redskins Training Camp August 4, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Talk about getting no respect. Jabar Gaffney is the ever reliable receiver who seems to get kicked around like an old pair of shoes. The former University of Florida star is reportedly on the trading block and he could present some value to the New England Patriots.

The Patriots chose not to re-sign the good route runner and hasn't been able to find his replacement since his departure. Gaffney is going through some rough times and has been tweeting about his soon to be obsolete relationship.

While he is going trough some personal bumps in the proverbial road, the Redskins are trying to set up for the arrival of Robert Griffin III.

The news of Gaffney on the trading block comes as no shock, as every team he has played on has pretty much overlooked his talent. In 2006, a shortage in the wide receiver corps in New England brought Gaffney in, and he learned all three receiver positions, something many have failed in trying to learn just one.

Gaffney could bring his talent back to where he flourished most as a Patriot, and give them a certified intermediate route runner.

He's a cut above Donte Stallworth and Anthony Gonzales, and would provide the Patriots with the fourth receiver that is integral as part of their four wide spread packages.

In his 10-year career, Gaffney has 443 career receptions, 5,622 yards, and 24 touchdowns.