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The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time 

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Updated February 7, 2020 13.3k votes 2.7k voters 89.7k views 39 items

Big fan of New England football? Then check out this list of New England Patriots wide receivers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting wide receiver from throughout New England Patriots history, including current wide receivers and past ones. Featuring current New England Patriots and some of the greatest NFL wide receivers of all time, the best Patriots WRs include Julian Edelman, Stanley Morgan, Troy Brown, and Wes Welker.

Who are the best wide receivers in New England Patriots history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of New England Patriots starting wide receiver.

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Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a television sports analyst and former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He holds the NFL ...more

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Julian Edelman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2009

Julian Francis Edelman (born May 22, 1986) is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football ...more

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Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Wesley Carter Welker (born May 1, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver who is currently an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He ...more

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Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Troy Brown

Patriots career: 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994,1993

Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the eighth round of the ...more

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Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Deion Branch

Patriots career: 2005, 2004, 2003

Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. (born July 18, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round ...more

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Danny Amendola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2018, 2017, 2016

Daniel James Amendola (born November 2, 1985) is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech. He was ...more

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Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Stanley Morgan

Patriots career: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

Stanley Douglas Morgan (born February 17, 1955) is an American former football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis

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Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

Irving Dale Fryar, Sr. (born September 28, 1962) is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for seventeen ...more

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Terry Glenn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Terry Glenn

Patriots career: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

Terry Tyree Glenn (July 23, 1974 – November 20, 2017) was an American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots, Green Bay ...more

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Chris Hogan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2018, 2017, 2016

Christopher James Hogan (born October 24, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Monmouth ...more
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Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Brandin Cooks

Patriots career: 2018, 2017

Brandin Tawan Cooks (born September 25, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in ...more

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David Givens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

David Lamar Givens (born August 16, 1980) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2002 ...more
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Josh Gordon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2018

Joshua Caleb Gordon (born April 13, 1991), nicknamed Flash, is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football ...more

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David Patten is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

David Patten (born August 19, 1974) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Albany Firebirds as a street free agent in 1996. He played college football at Western ...more
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Darryl Stingley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1973

Darryl Floyd Stingley (September 18, 1951 – April 5, 2007) was an American professional football player, a wide receiver whose career was ended at age 26 by an on-field spinal cord injury. He ...more
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Brandon LaFell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2015, 2014

Brandon Josiah LaFell (born November 4, 1986) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2010 NFL ...more
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Randy Vataha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971

Randel Edward "Randy" Vataha, (born December 4, 1948) is a former American football player, a wide receiver for seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL), the first six with ...more

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Art Graham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Art Graham

Patriots career: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

Arthur William Graham III (born July 31, 1941) is a former American football player. He played professionally as a wide receiver in the American Football League (AFL) for six seasons with the ...more
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Harold Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Harold Jackson

Patriots career: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

Harold Leon Jackson (born January 6, 1946) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League from 1968 through 1983. Jackson was drafted in the 12th round ...more

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Phillip Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
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Patriots career: 2019, 2018, 2017

Dorsett attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was a two-sport star in football and track. He played as a wide receiver for coach George Smith, and played ...more

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Vincent Brisby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

Vincent Cole Brisby (born January 25, 1971 in Houston, Texas), is a former professional American football player who played for the New England Patriots and the New York Jets in the National ...more
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Brandon Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 2012

Brandon Matthew Lloyd (born July 5, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Illinois, and was ...more
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Cedric Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Cedric Jones

Patriots career: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

Cedric Decorrus Jones (born June 1, 1960 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States) is a former wide receiver who played nine professional seasons with the National Football League's New England ...more
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Shawn Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

Vanchi LaShawn "Shawn" Jefferson (born February 22, 1969) is a former American football wide receiver who was selected by the Houston Oilers in the ninth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. ...more

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Reggie Rucker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Patriots career: 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971

Reginald Joseph Rucker (born September 21, 1947) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New England ...more

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