One of the biggest questions this offseason surrounding the New England Patriots has been who is going to catch passes from QB Tom Brady. The top five receivers from the 2012 season will not be on the field for the Patriots game in week one. Two weeks ago, the Patriots worked out free agent wide receiver Laurent Robinson, but let him walk without offering a contract.
Robinson had been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, joining the franchise as a free agent after coming off a career season in 2011 which saw him score 11 touchdowns. Last season, Robinson suffered four concussions in a four month period and that led the team to release Robinson outright.
Robinson has claimed that he’s been medically cleared to return to the field but it appears that his medical history is preventing teams from taking the risk. The Boston Globe reports this morning that the Patriots really liked what they saw, but were too concerned about his concussion filled injury history and decided against signing the veteran free agent.
Despite visiting with seven teams this offseason, no franchise has made the decision to sign the veteran to a contract.
In February of this year, Robinson told Andrea Kramer that he was still suffering concussion symptoms.