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Vikings trade with Patriots, take Cordarrelle Patterson

Vikings trade with Patriots, take Cordarrelle Patterson

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 25, 2013
The Vikings had plenty of picks and a need at wide receiver, both because of the Percy Harvin trade. So they made a bold move, trading second-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round picks to the Patriots for the 29th pick, which they used on Tennessee wide …
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  • Patriots' deal even on trade chart

    Patriots' deal even on trade chart

    boston.com ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    Vikings received 640 points in one pick; Patriots received 648 for four.
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  • Patriots are getting closer to the clock

    Patriots are getting closer to the clock

    boston.com Apr 25, 2013
    A lot of good players, especially at receiver, are on the board.
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  • Report: Nothing doing on Ryan Mallett trade front

    Report: Nothing doing on Ryan Mallett trade front

    There was a report Thursday that the Patriots have fielded “multiple” calls about quarterback Ryan Mallett. Those calls haven’t developed into trade discussions at this point, per a report from Tom Curran of CSN New England. Curran reports that thin
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  • Report: Patriots used “about 25 percent” of pre-draft visits o…

    Report: Patriots used “about 25 percent” of pre-draft visits on WRs

    profootballtalk.com Apr 25, 2013
    The Patriots, who released Brandon Lloyd and lost Wes Welker in free agency, spent “about 25 percent” of their allotted pre-draft visits with wide receivers, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Thursday. California’s Keenan Allen and Southern California’
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  • Greg A. Bedard’s NFL mock draft

    Greg A. Bedard’s NFL mock draft

    boston.com Apr 25, 2013
    How the Globe’s Greg A. Bedard sees the first round of the NFL draft
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 25, 2013
    Here’s a historical look at the way the Bills have systemically ignored QBs in the Draft (and we wonder why they are the way they are). For the Dolphins, the 12th pick represents the least of the drama, as trade talks on multiple fronts are ongoing. Ret
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  • Getting you ready for draft day

    Getting you ready for draft day

    boston.com Apr 25, 2013
    When the NFL draft kicks off tonight, we'll be covering it every step of the way.
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  • Greg A. Bedard’s NFL mock draft

    Greg A. Bedard’s NFL mock draft

    boston.com Apr 25, 2013
    How the Globe’s Greg A. Bedard sees the first round of the NFL draft
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  • What positions could the Patriots be targeting in NFL draft?

    What positions could the Patriots be targeting in NFL draft?

    boston.com Apr 25, 2013
    The NFL draft finally gets underway Thursday night, and almost from the moment league commissioner Roger Goodell announces the first pick, all of the mock drafts and prognostications from the last few months become irrelevant. As they say, beauty is in …
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  • Video - Mike Reiss' Impressions of Patriots Draft Trade 00:58

    Mike Reiss' Impressions of Patriots Draft Trade

    Apr 25
    ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss discusses the Patriots' first-round trade and what lies ahead in Rounds 2-7.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- First-round winners, losers

    Apr 25
    Quarterbacks and veteran left tackles took a hit in the first round, but things fell the Vikings' way, writes John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL draft - Kansas City Chiefs make right move in picking Eric Fisher…

    Apr 25
    Chiefs value upside of Eric Fisher over big-school experience of Luke Joeckel.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 7.0

    Apr 25
    Stuff we're hearing as my final mock gets put to bed and the first round of the NFL Draft mercifully approaches: