Patriots Trade for Alex Smith


According to the Boston Globe, the Patriots have traded for TE Alex Smith from the Tampa Bay Bucs. The Bucs will receive an 5th Round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. This marks another trade in the Patriots already busy offseason.

Smith is a good all-around option at TE. He is solid with his inline blocking and has proven that he can be a threat catching the ball, with 1200+ yards and 11 touchdowns during his four year stint in the sunshine state. I would assume that Chris Baker gets the nod in running situations with one TE.

With Benjamin Watson, David Thomas, and now Alex Smith all entering “contract” years, tight end should prove to be a pretty interesting position to battle. Chris Baker, the free-agent signee from the Jets, is signed through 2013.

The Chiefs, who are in need of a quality TE, might be interested in pursuing Watson or Thomas if the price were right.


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5 Responses to “Patriots Trade for Alex Smith”

  1. Paul says:

    I like it gives Brady another weapon next year. Bill’s got a lot of chess pieces again.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Should be a quality player.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Go find a different site to troll dork.

  4. Admin says:

    “He is solid with his inline blocking and has proven that he can be a threat catching the ball” = “Pass catching tight end who is an ADEQUATE blocker.”

    I’m glad that we agree.

  5. Anonymous says:

    He’s not a good inline blocker at all. Reiss was wrong. But way to copy what he is saying.

    Smith is a pass catching tight end who is an ADEQUATE blocker. Stop trying to sound like an expert.






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