Pats deal Brissett to Colts for WR Dorsett

Jacoby Brissett and Phillip Dorsett are being traded in a rare Pats Colts swap according to reports

The Patriots get a speedy player who was taken in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

If you thought the New England Patriots were done wheeling-and-dealing this offseason, well, think again.

The 24-year-old Brissett played in three regular-season games for the Patriots last year, going 34-of-55 for 400 yards and a 2-1 record.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots traded quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts for receiver Phillip Dorsett.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: Phillip Dorsett #15 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after catching a 50 yard pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on December 18, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


The trade with the Patriots is the second by the Colts in the past five months. By bringing in Brissett, the Colts add some depth at quarterback with Andrew Luck still working his way back from shoulder surgery. Eastern on Saturday to activate him from the physically unable to perform list, lest he miss the first six weeks of the season on injured reserve - but they did make a move Saturday to bolster their quarterback ranks, which now feature Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris as healthy options, if uninspiring ones.

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett passes against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. Brissett was 28 of 39 for 341 yards, three touchdowns and interception.

Dorsett fills a necessary need for the Patriots after Julian Edelman went down for the season with a torn ACL.

Brissett was a third-round pick by the New England Patriots previous year out of North Carolina State, where he finished his senior season in 2015 completing 237-of-395 (60 percent) of his passes for 2,662 yards with 20 touchdowns to six interceptions, while also running the ball 139 times for 370 yards with six scores. Behind him is Jimmy Garoppolo, a young quarterback who was subject to trade rumors but not moved because the Patriots insist he's the future for the team.

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