Patriots’ Patriots, Bills get two big-name trades
The New England Patriots traded away a pair of high-priced free agents and upgraded their roster this offseason to add a few more pieces for the 2017 season.
But one of the big moves this year was the acquisition of veteran wide receiver Josh Boyce, who will replace Julian Edelman, who signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the New York Giants.
The Patriots also got a pair in the draft from Philadelphia, where the team traded up to get the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Edelman and the 5-foot, 115-pound Boyce.
Edelman is entering his fifth season in the NFL, and Boyce joined the Patriots after being released by the New Orleans Saints last offseason.
Edelsson will be joining the Patriots for the first time in his eight-year career after a nine-year stint with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Pats have the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft and hope to use the first pick on a player who fits the Patriots’ style of play.
Edelson said he has always liked the Patriots offense.
“They’re a team that’s going to do whatever it takes to win,” Edelman said.
We’re very confident. “
I think we have a lot to prove.
I’ve got to play my heart out. “
This is the team I want to be on.
I’ve got to play my heart out.
And I think I can do that.”