Patriots’ Reported Trade Of Duke Dawson Sets New Bill Belichick-Era Record


The Duke Dawson era in New England is not one that will be remembered too fondly.

Dawson’s run with the Pats came to a close Thursday, with New England reportedly moving the cornerback and a seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos for a sixth-round pick. It was tough to envision Dawson making the roster, in part because of how Keion Crossen played this preseason in a positional group that already boasts decent depth.

The Patriots had exhausted a second-round pick (56th overall) on Dawson in the 2018 draft, and after beginning his rookie year on IR, he was activated and promptly healthy scratched the rest of the way.

It’s somewhat uncommon for the Patriots to cut ties with that high of a draft pick early on, but check out this stat The Athletic’s Jeff Howe dug up.

Dominique Easley, a defensive tackle out of Florida, has spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He recently underwent his fourth knee surgery and was expected to begin the season on the IR.

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