The New England Patriots have signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Joey Galloway to a one-year contract, according to Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa.
In four starts last season, Galloway caught 13 passes for 138 yards. In 2007, he caught 57 passes for 1,014 yards and six touchdowns.
Galloway is just one year removed from a 1,000 yard season, so this would definitely qualify as a low risk / high reward signing by the Patriots. Galloway may be 37, but he still does have the straight-line speed to create separation on the outside.
While the Patriots likely won’t rely on Galloway consistently, if he can provide a few big plays here and there in single coverage, he could be a huge pickup.
Joey Galloway joins a receiving corps that includes Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Greg Lewis, Sam Aiken, Matthew Slater, and Ray Ventrone. Galloway will likely compete with Greg Lewis for playing time on the outside opposite Moss.
The Patriots have yet to confirm this signing.