Patriots Reportedly Trade For Eagles Cornerback Eric Rowe

BOSTON (CBS) — Just days before the season kicks off, Bill Belichick is making moves.

According to reports, the Patriots traded for cornerback Eric Rowe from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Early in the day, it was reported that the Patriots were sending offensive lineman Josh Kline to the Eagles in exchange for Rowe.

But by about 6 p.m., multiple reports indicated that Kline will not be included in the deal.

No trade was listed on the NFL transaction wire at day’s end.

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that instead of Kline, the Patriots will send a conditional draft pick to Philadelphia.

The 6-foot-1 Rowe, 23, was drafted in the second round of last year’s NFL Draft, at No. 47 overall. As a rookie, the 6-foot-1 corner played in all 16 games, starting five, and he made one interception while defensing five passes. He also made 30 total tackles.

In college at Utah, he made four interceptions and 261 total tackles in 47 games.

The Eagles have reportedly been shopping Rowe this summer, as he’s reportedly had trouble adjusting to the new scheme set in place by new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

Kline, 26, joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played in 33 games over the past three seasons, starting 18 times.

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  1. Schwank says:

    Read somewhere “Pats not comfortable with roster”. I don’t think that’s the case. This guy is under contract thru 2018 and the Pats have several guys (i.e. Butler, Ryan that expire after this year.) Not all moves are made with today in mind.

  2. nemike says:

    They still need to make one more move, one that will greatly improve the cornerback position. That move is the removal of the biggest piece of dead weight on the roster, Malcolm “I can’t cover anyone” Butler.

    Butler is a pitiful excuse for an NFL cornerback and has made a name for himself based on ONE PLAY that he made at a critical moment.

    Other than that ONE play, he is constantly, and consistently, beaten by opposing receivers.

    HE HAS LITTLE, OR NONE, COVER SKILLS.

    1. Butler is OK. Not Revis, but who is. He’s a solid B grade CB. Last year proved it was not just 1 play and I CAN USE CAPS LOCK TOO. :)

  3. gobigbob says:

    PLEASE BOYS GET A GRIP one is a pats fan the other is bitter

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