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NFL rumors: Patriots trade Demaryius Thomas to Jets for draft pick

NFL rumors: Patriots trade Demaryius Thomas to Jets for draft pick

The New England Patriots have made a trade with the rival New York Jets -- a first under Bill Belichick's tenure as head coach in Foxboro.

The Patriots dealt wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Jets on Tuesday for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's the first Patriots-Jets trade Belichick has made in New England.

Antonio Brown officially joined the Patriots on Monday, and the elite wide receiver's addition to the roster made New England pretty crowded at that position. 

Thomas was signed by the Patriots in May. He tore his Achilles as a member of the Houston Texans in December and was cleared to practice with the Patriots in August. He made his debut for the Pats in their fourth and final preseason game, where he tallied seven receptions for 87  yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants.

The 31-year-old wideout was inactive for the Patriots' 33-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 1 matchup Sunday night.

The last trade between the two AFC East rivals was when Belichick left the Jets to become the Patriots coach in 2000: New England sent a first-, fourth- and fifth-round pick to the Jets on Jan. 27, 2000. 

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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