The New England Patriots tried to get Marty Booker on a plane to Boston last week.
The wide receiver wanted to wait and see if there was a possibility something with his former team the Bears might open up after being released by the Miami Dolphins Feb. 11.
As we pointed out here earlier today, it’s apparent that is not going to happen, not even after Monday’s release of veteran wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad. So Booker is headed to visit the Patriots Tuesday as reported by the Boston Globe’s Mike Reiss.
Booker, who admitted last week the Patriots were an intriguing option, could leave Foxborough, Mass., with a new contract.
The 31-year-old had some impressive games against the Patriots during his four seasons in Miami, and the Patriots are in need of receivers with Randy Moss, Donte Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney all headed toward free agency. It’s believed New England will try to retain Moss. Booker could be paired with another former Dolphin in New England in Wes Welker.