OL Josh Kline no longer part of Rowe-to-Patriots trade

OL Josh Kline no longer part of Rowe-to-Patriots trade

The Patriots are still going to end up with defensive back Eric Rowe.  But the trade that will bring him to New England has taken a little bit different form than how we understood it earlier in the day Tuesday.

The Patriots will send a conditional draft pick to the Eagles in return for Rowe, a second-round pick in 2015, however Patriots offensive lineman Josh Kline is no longer part of the package headed to Philadelphia, according to Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran. The conditional pick will be a fourth-rounder that could become a third-rounder based on Rowe’s playing time in New England. 

ESPN was first to report that Kline was no longer part of the deal.

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As of now, Kline is still in the mix on the interior of the Patriots offensive line along with guards Jonathan Cooper, Shaq Mason, Joe Thuney, Ted Karras and center David Andrews. 

It’s an interesting situation the Patriots have found themselves in because earlier in the day on Tuesday, not only was it reported that Kline was part of the trade, but Bill Belichick also confirmed the trade - including Kline’s involvement - in an interview on WEEI’s Dale and Holley Show. 

MORE: Eric Rowe, newest Patriots DB, brings size and versatility to the table

More to come. . . 

Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

The Patriots have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders, NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry confirms.

Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.

More to come...


Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

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Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.

Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.

It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport. 

It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.

If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.