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#pounditFriday, October 23, 2020

Report: Patriots tried to trade for Randall Cobb

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The New England Patriots are said to be in the market for a top wide receiver this offseason, and it has become apparent that they’ve been trying to add one to their roster for quite some time.

According to Jay Glazer of The Athletic, the Patriots called the Green Bay Packers last season to inquire about trading for Randall Cobb. It’s unclear if the Packers were open to dealing the veteran wideout or if the two sides got anywhere close to a trade.

Cobb was once one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets, but his production has steadily declined in recent years and he battled some injuries last season. He finished with just 38 catches for 383 yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots have now been linked to several big-name receivers, and a previous report said they were the most aggressive team pursuing Odell Beckham Jr. before he signed a massive contract with the New York Giants last season. They will likely explore trade possibilities again this offseason.

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