June 12, 2024

Patriots

Vederian Lowe logged 33 snaps with the Vikings as a rookie in 2022.

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Vederian Lowe (79) looks to block during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Minneapolis.
Vederian Lowe is the second offensive deal with that the Patriots acquired on Sunday. AP Picture/Charlie Neibergall

On the identical day that the Patriots dealt second-year again Pierre Robust to the Browns for deal with depth, New England continued so as to add extra reinforcements on its offensive line.

According to Jordan Schultz of The Score, the Patriots traded for Vikings deal with Vederian Lowe on Sunday. NFL reporter Aaron Wilson tweeted that New England gave up a sixth-round choose so as to pry Lowe out of Minnesota. 

Lowe, 24, was drafted within the sixth spherical (184th general) of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Vikings. The 6-foot-5, 314-pound deal with appeared in 4 video games with Minnesota as a rookie final season, recording 33 complete snaps.

Very like Tyrone Wheatley Jr., who New England acquired earlier on Sunday of their swap with Cleveland involving Pierre Robust, Lowe doesn’t have lots of expertise within the NFL ranks. 

However given the state of New England’s depth on the deal with place, it’s clear that Invoice Belichick and his employees are prioritizing extra assistance on the surface of their offensive line following a lackluster preseason from that complete unit.

Past Trent Brown, the Patriots have struggled to seek out regular play at deal with all summer season. Not solely have youthful gamers like Andrew Stueber and Sidy Sow labored in opposition to opposing groups throughout preseason play, however accidents have additional sapped at an already skinny place on New England’s depth chart. 

Past Brown, the Patriots tried to shore up their spots at deal with by bringing again veteran Conor McDermott, in addition to signing veteran tackles Calvin Anderson and Riley Reiff in free company. 

Little has gone proper since then. 

McDermott struggled for prolonged stretches of camp and has now been absent attributable to an undisclosed damage. Anderson has but to participate in a staff follow this complete summer season attributable to a non-football sickness (NFI), whereas Reiff was shifted over to proper guard halfway by means of preseason play, solely to endure a leg damage throughout Friday’s preseason finale in opposition to the Titans. 

Despite the fact that Wheatley and Lowe are unproven merchandise, they no less than stand as succesful depth choices at a place the place New England has little to show to with two weeks remaining till the common season will get underway.