As expected, the Daunte Culpepper rumors have begun. Pro Football Central reports:
Sources have told Pro Football Central ( yes the same source who told us about the Brady news first and that was dead on accurate) that quarterback Daunte Culpepper has not yet filed his retirement papers into the league and that already Patriots WR Randy Moss has been very vocal about getting Culpepper into town for a visit. The Patriots are, as the source states willing to bring Daunte in for a physical (which he passed in Pittsburgh)and go from there. Our take, this is 110% exactly what Culpepper was looking for during the offseason, a chance to start, play with a playoff team and play with Randy Moss and this is his chance and he will take whatever New England offers him to play for this team.
I really don’t know if there is any substance to this, but we’ll see where this goes. Culpepper is clearly the most experienced, as well as the best quarterback on the market. He has also had success with Patriots receiver Randy Moss. However, I believe that for now, Matt Cassel is our starting quarterback. I think having Culpepper breathing down his neck will only increase the pressure and possibly decrease his performance.
The Patriots have also brought in Chris Simms and Tim Rattay for visits.