The Patriots are setting their sights on another former Dolphin, as receiver Marty Booker is scheduled to meet with team officials at Gillette Stadium Tuesday.
Much like the Patriots’ decision to pursue Wes Welker last year, Booker’s success against New England might be a significant factor in the level of interest he’s received from Vice President of Player Personnel Scott Pioli and head coach Bill Belichick.
In eight games against the Patriots over the last four seasons, the 6-foot-, 210-pound Booker had three 100-yard receiving games. He played a major role in the Dolphins’ last two wins against New England – catching eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 21-0 win Dec. 10, 2006, and seven receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown in a 28-26 victory Jan. 1, 2006.
The 31-year-old Booker enters his 10th NFL season in 2008, after playing for the Bears (1999-2003) and Dolphins (2004-2007). He was released by the Dolphins on Feb. 11.