The Expatriated Patriots Fan: Views and news from outside New England.
According to NESN, the Patriots have traded a late round draft pick to Green Bay for Defensive End Jerel Worthy, pending a physical. Unfortunately, the physical is more than a formality, as Worthy only played 2 games last year due to a back injury, and has yet to practice this preseason.
Still, Worthy was a 2nd round draft pick as recently as 2012, and if he regains the form that caused the Packers to pick him that high, this could be a great, long term team building move. (Even if it doesn’t pay off this season) The deal is also protected by a clause that the Packers will only receive the draft pick if Worthy makes the Patriots roster.
Additionally, the Cowboys are reporting they have traded Defensive Tackle Ben Bass to the Patriots in return for Cornerback Justin Green. This move, while not major, looks to be a decent one, as injuries have thinned the ranks at Defensive Tackle for the Partiots, but they look notably well stocked at Cornerback.
Bass was an undrafted free agent who made the Cowboys Roster in 2012, but did not play last year after being placed on IR.
Green spent most of last year on the Practice squad for the Patriots, but was active for two games. The trade was likely influenced by the Cowboys learning of Cornerback Orlando Scandrick’s 4 game suspension.