Patriots coach Bill Belichick was using joint practices...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was using joint practices with the New Orleans Saints to prepare his team for the 2015 season.
But he was apparently doing a little window shopping as well.
On Tuesday, Belichick swung a trade for Saints return specialist Jalen Saunders, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the deal. The news was first reported by ESPN.
Belichick might have just been trying to avoid the clamorous post-cut free agency period with the deal. Saunders might have lost the return job to Marcus Murphy in New Orleans and was a cut candidate heading into the roster downsizing period. Saunders, 22, was a fourth-round pick by the New York Jets during a regrettable 2014 draft piloted by short-term general manager John Idzik.
Filed Under: 2015, Preseason
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