NFL Rumors: Packers, Falcons Among Potential Destinations For Nelson Agholor

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Ernesto Cova

The New England Patriots didn't make a lot of moves in the offseason. If anything, one could say that they're a worse team now than they were last season, and they could have a tough time keeping up in their division.

This year could be a transition campaign for Bill Belichick's side. Considering that, they could be sellers and look to trim their payroll as the season goes by.

Pats Want To Offload A Veteran

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That's why some believe the Pats are looking to part ways with several veterans. Notably, WR Nelson Agholor would be one of the prime candidates to go, as he's making a lot of money and hasn't been that good on the field:

"A source close to the situation expects one of the Patriots' veteran wide receivers to be traded or released, and that source believes Agholor is the prime candidate," Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus wrote.

Packers, Falcons Make Sense

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With that in mind, the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers seem like logical destinations for the struggling wideout. While not box-office, both teams could use an insurance policy for their questionable receiving corps and could be on the market for any available wideout:

"The Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers should be interested in Agholor if and when the price is right," Knox reported. "They each have questionable receiver depth, and both were interested in acquiring Laviska Shenault Jr. from the Jacksonville Jaguars before he was dealt to the Carolina Panthers."

Pats May Need To Wait

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Nonetheless, a deal for Agholor would have to wait at least for the first four weeks of the season. The Pats are thin at WR and they'd need to get rookie Tyquan Thorton back on the field before thinking of moving anyone:

"With second-round pick Tyquan Thornton (collarbone) on injured reserve, though, New England probably wouldn't actively shop Agholor until the rookie is healthy," Knox explained.

Agholor Could Still Shine

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While he's been vastly inefficient since arriving in Foxborough, it's not like the Patriots' QB situation has done a lot to help Agholor's case.

He's not a superstar by any means and will be slightly overpaid based on his production, but he may only need a change of scenery to thrive and prove his worth. Bill Belichick claimed he was impressive in training camp, so maybe their attempt of selling him high could actually pay off for the team that trades for him.

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