The New England Patriots tried to shore up the tight end place Monday by shopping for and promoting for Atlanta Falcons tight end Eric Saubert.
Sources knowledgeable NFL Network and ESPN that the Patriots are sending a conditional seventh-round draft to resolve to the Falcons throughout the swap.
Saubert, 25, appeared in 16 video games for the Falcons ultimate season and made 5 catches for 58 yards. The fifth-round resolve throughout the 2017 NFL Draft did not appear in any video games for the Falcons in 2015 or 2016. He did not make a catch in 14 video games all through his 2017 advertising marketing campaign.
The trade comes days after Patriots tight end Matt LaCosse sustained leg hurt all through the group’s preseason win in the direction of the Detroit Lions. New England signed LaCosse in March, merely sooner than the retirement of star pass-catcher Rob Gronkowski.
The Patriots moreover signed veteran Ben Watson, who’s suspended for the first 4 video games of the season, and veteran Lance Kendricks.
Watson is listed as a result of the star tight end on the Patriots depth chart, with LaCosse, Stephen Anderson, Kendricks, Ryan Izzo, and Andrew Beck listed as backups.
The Patriots battle the Tennessee Titans in a single different preseason sport at 7 p.m. CDT Saturday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.