FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In a rare trade between AFC Eastern rivals, the New England Patriots acquired the Miami Dolphins White Receiver. Devande Parker And the 2022 fifth-round draft selection in exchange for the 2023 third-round exam, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schaffter on Saturday.
Acquisition of dolphins Mount Dyrek And Cedric Wilson Jr.’s free-agent signature made Parker spend. Miami will now have two first-round picks, a second-rounder and two third-rounders in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Patriots inherit the remaining two years of Parker’s contract, calling for a base salary of $ 5.65 million in 2022 and $ 5.7 million in 2023.
Patriots expect to make up for a third round of compensation in 2023 as a result of losing the Cornerback Jesse Jackson In the free company.
This is New England’s fifth trade with dolphins since Bill Belichic became head coach of the Patriots in 2000. In 2007 the Patriots presented the second and seventh round exams to Miami receiver Wes Welker, who set the record for most receptions (672).
Belichick is well aware that the Louisville Alam Dolphins have been preparing their teams to face Parker since 2015, when they entered the NFL as the first round selection.
Belichick said about Parker before the 2020 game against the Dolphins. “He has a great talent,” Belich said. “He’s a great athlete, he runs well, has good hands, good run-after-the-catch ability and is good at his level. He presents a lot of problems with deep balls. He is strong, can break obstacles as a catcher or run player, so he can attack all three levels, be defensive and produce all three. [receiver spots]. “
The 6-foot-3, 219-pound Parker played in 10 games last season (eight starts) and 515 yards and a total of 40 receptions for two touchdowns.
In his NFL career, he has played 93 games (64 starts), a total of 4,727 yards and 338 receptions for 24 touchdowns. He is the sixth leading receiver of dolphins of all time.
Parker’s breakout season came in 2019, when he recorded 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns in 72 catches. However, over the next two seasons his production was limited due to his health, in which he missed nine integrated games and recorded a total of 1,308 receiving yards.
When the Dolphins’ new training staff assembled a receiver room specializing in creating separations and yards after capture, Parker – traditionally a possessor – stood out as a different man.
Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN contributed to this report.
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