Reserve tight end D.J. Williams was mentioned today by ESPN Boston as a player who might be a good fit for the team. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Could it be D.J. Williams, not Jermichael Finley, going to Pats?

Earlier this week, reports around the NFL were claiming that the New England Patriots, who released Aaron Hernandez for obvious reasons, might be looking toward Green Bay to snatch up Jermichael Finley – but hold on, that Packers tight end of interest may be D.J. Williams instead.

This morning, ESPN Boston aired a report that it was Williams and Eagles tight end Clay Harbor that were the “names that come to mind” if the Pats were to pull off a trade.

Field Yates, the ESPN Boston beat writer, was simply throwing out names and didn’t say that he knew of any focus by the Patriots in targeting either tight end. He said these were players who would make sense for the team.

While it’s a known that Harbor has fallen out of the good graces of the Eagles coaching staff, he might be a good candidate and prime for a trade. And as for the Packers’ Williams, well … he’s been a disappointment overall. In a total of 26 games over the past two seasons, Williams has caught nine passes and has had some drops that have not sat well with the coaching staff.

Couple that with the fact that the Packers are stacked at the tight end position, led by Finley, and it might once again be difficult for Williams to find playing time.

As far as we know here at lombardiave.com, there hasn’t been any mention of Williams going to the Patriots from the Green Bay camp.

Clearly, the Pats will have to do something at tight end. Not only have they lost Hernandez, but Rob Gronkowski has had a series of surgeries and his future is tenuous at best.

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