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LA Chargers: 3 teams that could claim recently-cut Tyron Johnson

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2. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are in a position to bounce back from last season and contend for a playoff spot. The team waived Cam Newton on Tuesday, paving the way for Mac Jones to be the starting quarterback. While I personally had my reservations about Jones before the draft, he has looked really good and poised for the Patriots in the preseason.

The Patriots also went on an uncharacteristic spending spree in the offseason, bringing in various defensive pieces as well as two notable tight ends in Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry.

It is no secret that the tight end position is extremely important in the Patriots' offense and they leaned into that. One area that the team did not address enough is the wide receiver position.

The team did make additions to the receiving corps but it is still shaky. Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne make up the top three spots on the depth chart. K'Neal Harry and Gunner Olszewski are the other options.

Olszewski is a special teams option and Harry has been extremely disappointing thus far in his career. Agholor has been very up and down and Johnson is arguably already better than Bourne.

Regardless, there are a lot of variables when it comes to the Patriots' receivers. The team should relish the idea of adding depth to the position group with someone who can stretch the field like Tyron Johnson.

And hey, he would be joining his former LA Chargers teammate in Hunter Henry.