BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots have made an addition.
The Patriots acquired wide receiver Isaiah Ford from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, prior to the NFL’s trade deadline.
The Patriots reportedly sent a conditional sixth-round pick in 2022 to Miami in the deal.
The 24-year-old Ford was a seventh-round pick by Miami in 2017. He’s caught 18 passes for 184 yards this year. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 194-pound Ford caught 23 passes for 244 yards. He’s yet to catch a touchdown.
The Patriots were already thin at receiver before Julian Edelman went on injured reserve with a knee injury. N’Keal Harry also missed last week’s game due to a concussion.
Ford caught seven passes for 54 yards in the Dolphins’ upset victory in Week 17 last year against the Patriots.
Trading for Ford was the only deal that the Patriots made ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline.