Questions linger for Brandon Tate

Patriots receiver's health, potential productivity still unclear

Updated: February 15, 2010, 5:36 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots enter 2010 with leading receiver Wes Welker recovering from torn ligaments in his left knee, Randy Moss in the final year of his contract, and the knowledge that the lack of a consistent No. 3 receiver played a significant part in handcuffing the offense last season.

All of which points to receiver being an area of need as coach Bill Belichick navigates through what he often calls the team-building process.

Then again, there is one wild card on the roster. ...

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