Eagles Trade Isaac Sopoaga and 6th-Round Pick to Patriots for 5th-Round Pick

October 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In an effort to improve their defensive line, the New England Patriots have made a trade for Isaac Sopoaga of the Philadelphia Eagles. The transaction took place just before the league's trade deadline.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports provided the details of the deal:
The team's official Twitter account then confirmed the trade:
Geoff Mosher of CSN also pointed out that the picks are for the upcoming 2014 NFL draft:
Sopoaga spent the first eight years of his career anchoring the San Francisco 49ers and gained a reputation as an elite run-stopper. This offseason, he cashed in as a free agent and signed a three-year contract with the Eagles.     
Despite the pricey salary, the Patriots will only have to pay minimal cost for the lineman with two non-guaranteed years remaining, according to Andrew Brandt of ESPN:
The former fourth-round pick will be asked to step in for Vince Wilfork, who was placed on injured reserve earlier in Oct...

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