Patriots In Trade Market For Receiver Help


According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the Patriots are in the market for wide receiver help, due to their injury-depleted receiving corps.

Howe says New England will “almost certainly” enhance their efforts to add a receiver leading up to this year’s trade deadline.

One potential option that would interest in the Patriots is Vikings WR Stefon Diggs. Howe reports that New England has sounded hopeful internally that they could pry him away from the Vikings, even though Minnesota has made it clear that they plan to hold on to him. Regarding the asking price for Diggs, Howe mentions that it almost certainly command a first-round pick.

Some other potential trade targets for the Patriots, according to Howe, could include Bengals’ A.J. Green, the Broncos’ Emmanuel Sanders, the Falcons’ Mohamed Sanu and Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald.

Howe also mentions Eagles’ Nelson Agholor, Cowboys’ Randall Cobb and Dolphins’ Allen Hurns as speculative fallback options for New England.

As for a potential reunion with Antonio Brown, Howe writes that “that ship hasn’t just sailed. It’s lost somewhere in the bottom of the ocean.

The Patriots can activate first-round WR N’Keal Harry from the injured reserve list for the season half of the season. Although, Howe says it remains to be seen whether he could push Josh Gordon or Phillip Dorsett for quality reps.

As of now, Gordon (knee), Dorsett (hamstring) and Julian Edelman (rib) are all dealing with injuries. 

We’ll have more regarding the Patriots as the news is available.

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