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Translate-translator-german Translation Newsroom How the New England Patriots acquired offensive lineman Jermaine Gresham

How the New England Patriots acquired offensive lineman Jermaine Gresham



The New England Pats are set to acquire a defensive lineman who was selected with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots are seeking a second-round pick and an eighth-round compensatory pick for Greshham.

The Pats have not been shy about trading draft picks, but they will need to address their need at the position.

Gresham, who spent last season at the University of North Dakota, played his college football at the Division III level, but the Patriots have shown a knack for bringing players in through free agency to help fill their holes.

The Patriots signed center Bryan Stork to a four-year deal in 2014 and were one of the teams that helped draft quarterback Josh McCown with a fifth-round selection.

The team then brought in free-agent defensive end Vince Wilfork in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and drafted cornerback Logan Ryan in the third round in 2018.

The Patriots were able to keep Greshawn and Ryan on the roster this year and have a chance to retain him in the near future.

The move allows the Patriots to keep a quality defensive lineman on the team who can contribute immediately, even if he doesn’t have the first-round grade.

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