December 5, 2023


The 25-year-old, who’s within the ultimate yr of his contract, might be dealt earlier than Tuesday’s commerce deadline.

Josh Uche taking part in for the Patriots earlier in 2023. AP Photograph/Michael Ainsworth

The Patriots would possibly nonetheless make a commerce earlier than Tuesday’s deadline, based on the newest report.

Per ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the Patriots are “open to dealing [defensive end] Josh Uche and have had some talks with groups.”

Uche, 25, totaled 11.5 sacks in 2022, by far essentially the most of his profession. He continues to generate an honest pass-rushing grade, based on Professional Soccer Focus. Uche missed the final two video games with a mixture of ankle, knee, and toe accidents (based on staff damage experiences), however isn’t anticipated to overlook vital time.

“Some have considerations about his well being, nevertheless it doesn’t sound like he’s coping with something main,” famous Graziano.

Initially chosen by New England out of Michigan within the second spherical (sixtieth total) within the 2020 draft, Uche’s contract expires after the 2023 season, that means he might find yourself being a half-season rental.

So far as a attainable return, Uche’s worth was lately projected as being equal to a 3rd or fourth-round choose, based on Doug Kyed of The Boston Herald.