Eagles CB Eric Rowe traded to Patriots

Tuesday September 6th, 2016

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired a 2018 fourth-round draft pick from the New England Patriots in exchange for cornerback Eric Rowe, the team announced on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, ESPN reported that the Eagles traded Rowe, a 2015 second-round pick, to the Patriots for offensive lineman Josh Kline and a 2018 fourth-rounder that could have become a third-round pick.

But the Patriots released Kline after the proposed trade with the Eagles broke down, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. Kline was projected to start at right guard for New England this season, after starting 13 games last season at both left and right guard.

Rowe, who saw time at safety as well as at cornerback, made 31 tackles and an interception as a rookie for the Eagles.

Philadelphia has stayed busy in the final days before the season starts, dealing Sam Bradford to the Vikings to make way for rookie Carson Wentz at quarterback.

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