Mike Furrey was released by the Lions. If you remember the Lions/Pats game in 2006 you could reasonably say he was the best player on the field. He had nine receptions for 123 yards and 1 TD with Kitna at Qb. He finished that year with 98 catches so he wasn't a one game wonder. He missed about half of 2008 on IR due to a concussion, a decision he disagreed with. He has veteran savvy along with good hands and route running and Belichick has to like that type of player so stay tuned. You could make an argument that he was as good as Welker in 2006.