Agent: Patriots Trade For Packers Defensive End Jerel Worthy, Pending Physical


August 12, 2014

The New England Patriots potentially added another piece to their defensive front seven Tuesday night.

The Patriots have made a trade, pending a physical, for Green Bay Packers defensive end Jerel Worthy, according to his agent, Chafie Fields.

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Green Bay will receive a late-round draft pick in return, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky, citing an NFL source, reported that the team only will receive the pick if Worthy makes the Patriots’ roster.

Worthy, a second-round pick out of Michigan State in 2012, played in just two games for the Packers last season after appearing in 14 as a rookie. Demovsky noted the importance of the trade’s “pending a physical” stipulation, as Worthy is dealing with a back injury and has yet to practice this preseason.

If the deal does go through as reported, it would be the second of the day for the Patriots. The team also traded cornerback Justin Green to Dallas in exchange for defensive tackle Ben Bass, the Cowboys announced Tuesday afternoon.

Thumbnail photo via Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports Images

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