Falcons Trade TE Eric Saubert To Patriots

The Patriots have yet another tight end. On Monday, the Falcons shipped Eric Saubert to the Pats in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick, as Mike Reiss of ESPN.com tweets

Saubert, a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft, has just five catches to his credit over the last two seasons. However, he’s known for his blocking ability and has been a special teams regular for the Falcons. Last year, Saubert appeared in 66% of the club’s special teams plays, and he could fill a similar role with New England.

It’s also possible that bigger things could be in store for Saubert as he joins the Rob Gronkowski-less Patriots. The Pats will be without Ben Watson, their would-be Gronk replacement, for the first four weeks of the season, so there’s a clear opportunity for Saubert to make the cut and see the field.

For the Pats, it’s an extremely low-cost opportunity to bolster a weakened position. Sitting dead last in waiver priority, they might not have landed the third-year pro out of Drake if they waited for him to be released.

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  1. itslonelyatthetrop

    (Insert obligatory, “He’s gonna be All-Pro and a 5x SB Champion on his way to the HOF!” comment HERE)

  2. bradthebluefish

    All the Pats need is a blocking TE to create time for Tom Brady and a path for Sony Michel. Love this move.

    • AUTiger7222

      You’re gonna be extremely disappointed if you think Eric Saubert is a blocking TE. Dude’s blocking is horrific!! It’s why the Falcons dumped him and brought in Luke Stocker.

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