New England has already traded twice to acquire special teams players (). A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.
After the Patriots traded Justin Coleman to the Seahawks for a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday, New England turned around and sent that pick back to Seattle on Saturday in exchange for defensive lineman Cassius Marsh.
The Seahawks know the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Coleman well, as they had signed him to their practice squad on September 8, 2015, three days after Coleman had been released by the Patriots.
The Pats' decision to trade Coleman came on the same day that NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Patriots corner Cyrus Jones will miss the entire 2017 season due to a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus.
Coleman spent the past two seasons with the Pats, appearing in 20 games and making three starts during that time.
Marsh plays two positions of interest to the Patriots: edge and special teams.
The former Vol defensive back did not play in the Patriots' preseason game against the New York Giants on Thursday.
An undrafted free agent, Coleman first signed with the Vikings before his stints with the Patriots and Seahawks.
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