Mailbag: Is receiver a need?

Updated: March 22, 2011, 2:11 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Put yourself in Bill Belichick's hoodie and what would you do?

You have Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Brandon Tate, Julian Edelman and Taylor Price as the top five receivers on the depth chart.

Welker and Branch enter the final year of their contracts. Tate played in all 16 games last season and showed some flashes of excellence but also inconsistency. Edelman didn't have a big opportunity to make his mark as a pass-catcher, while Price -- a 2010 third-round pick -- appeared ...

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