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Patriots Football Daily: Offensive Weapons on the Move



Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) runs after a catch against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. Allen has been traded, but not to the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

One stated goal for the New England Patriots in free agency was to “weaponize” their offense. After striking out on free agent Calvin Ridley, who signed with the Tennessee Titans, the Patriots watched two more weapons change homes. Neither is coming to New England.

The Los Angeles Chargers are trading star wide receiver Keenan Allen to the Chicago Bears for a fourth-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Allen caught 108 passes for 1,243 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He made his sixth Pro Bowl in the past seven years. With D.J. Moore already in Chicago, whoever the Bears quarterback is in 2024 will have an impressive receiving duo to work with.

Meanwhile, Marquise Brown, who became the top free agent wide receiver after Ridley signed, agreed to a one-year deal to join the Kansas City Chiefs. Brown had 91 receptions for 1,008 yards in 2021 with the Baltimore Ravens. He was then traded to the Arizona Cardinals, with whom he was a bit of a disappointment. Brown can increase his value working with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, then hit the free agent market again in the year.

Also in today’s Patriots Football Daily…

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AFC East News

Yardbarker – Bills give Josh Allen some much-needed WR help – Dolphins signing CB Kendall Fuller to two-year contract

ESPN – Ex-Jets WR Corey Davis applies for NFL reinstatement

NFL News – Best free agents still available

Pro Football Network – NFL investigating tampering for Barkley, Cousins

Yardbarker – Analyzing Commanders trade of Sam Howell to the Seahawks

ESPN – Jaguars to sign ex-49ers DL Armstead

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Football Fun Fact of the Day

Today is former New England Patriots linebacker offensive lineman Ted Karras’ birthday. The Patriots selected Karras in the sixth round (No. 221 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He is currently ninth from that draft class in NFL games played. One of the players above him is fellow New England selection Joe Thuney (drafted No. 78) who is tied for fourth with 129 games played.

Post of the Day

Today’s post is from the NFL with the New England Patriots newest running back Antonio Gibson having a huge game on Thanksgiving, 2020…