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The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time  

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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 2018-2019 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

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Randy Gene Moss is a retired American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. He holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record, 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

Seasons: 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

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker is an American football wide receiver and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Texas Tech University and was ...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

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

Troy Fitzgerald Brown is a former NFL wide receiver, cornerback and punt returner in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the eighth round of the 1993 NFL ...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

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003

Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

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

Stanley Douglas Morgan is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the New England Patriots. After a stellar career at Easley High School, including a state championship in 1972. Morgan went on ...more
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Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

Irving Dale Fryar, Sr. is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for seventeen seasons. Fryar played college football ...more
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Danny Amendola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

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

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

Terry Tyree Glenn is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for Ohio ...more
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Josh Gordon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 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 Givens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

David Lamar Givens 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 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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David Patten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

David Patten 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 Carolina. Patten was also a ...more
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Darryl Stingley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1973

Darryl Floyd Stingley was an American professional football wide receiver whose career was ended by an on-field spinal-cord injury. He played his entire career with the New England Patriots of ...more
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Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Brandin Cooks

Seasons: 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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Chris Hogan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 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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Phillip Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
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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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Randy Vataha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971

Randel Edward "Randy" Vataha, was a wide receiver who played seven seasons in the NFL.
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Brandon LaFell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014

Brandon Josiah LaFell is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2010 ...more
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Art Graham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Art Graham

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

Arthur William Graham III is a former collegiate and Professional Football wide receiver in the American Football League. He played six seasons for the Boston Patriots. He was named Patriots ...more
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Harold Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

Harold Leon Jackson 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 of the 1968 NFL Draft by ...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

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

Vincent Cole Brisby, is a former professional American football player who played for the New England Patriots and the New York Jets in the National Football League. He was selected by the New ...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

Seasons: 2012

Brandon Matthew Lloyd is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Illinois, and was drafted by the 49ers in the fourth ...more
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Shawn Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

Vanchi LaShawn "Shawn" Jefferson, is a former American football wide receiver who was selected by the Houston Oilers in the ninth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Cedric Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time
Cedric Jones

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

Cedric Decorrus Jones is a former wide receiver who played nine professional seasons with the National Football League's New England Patriots. He played in Super Bowl XX. After his NFL career he ...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

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971

Reginald Joseph Rucker is a former professional American football wide receiver. He played in twelve National Football League seasons from 1970–1981, for the Cleveland Browns, New England ...more