FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have traded cornerback and former second-round pick Eric Rowe to the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
The move was announced Wednesday. The Patriots also announced they have released guard Josh Kline.
Rowe played in 16 games with five starts as a rookie last season and finished with 25 tackles and one interception. He becomes the latest player from the Chip Kelly era to depart.
In three seasons in New England, Kline appeared in 33 games with 18 starts. He also appeared in four playoff games.
The move could be a signal that Patriots guards Jonathan Cooper and Shaq Mason, who were both slowed during the preseason by injuries, are close to returning to the game action.
Mason has worn a cast on his right hand recently, but has resumed practicing. Cooper is also back after sustaining a foot injury during the opening week of training camp.
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