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The New England Patriots are bringing back a familiar face prior to the start of NFL free agency. Sorry folks, it isn’t Tom Brady, but the new addition is going to help the offense. You could even call it a “massive” get for the franchise.
According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, the Patriots are expected to make a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders for 6-foot-8, 380-pound mammoth offensive tackle Trent Brown. The deal hasn’t been finalized yet, but the two teams are working through the process.
Big move: The #Patriots are expected to trade for #Raiders OT Trent Brown, sources say. Back to where he became a star.
My story: https://t.co/KVDEjfUy9W
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2021
Rapoport is reporting that a 2022 fifth-round pick is being sent to the Raiders in exchange for Brown and a 2022 seventh-round pick. Brown is going to restructure his contract with the move. He goes from two years and $29.5 million left on his deal to a one-year, $11 million contract.
This trade allows Brown to return to the franchise where he had the most success. In fact, it was his success with New England back in 2018 that helped him secure a four-year, $66 million contract with the Raiders in free agency prior to the start of 2019.
The 27-year-old could end up being a steal for the Patriots. He struggled to stay on the field for various health reasons in 2020, but he’s can be an excellent tackle when healthy.
This is just the beginning.
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