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Falcons agree to trade Eric Saubert to Patriots for a conditional pick


The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they have agreed to trade third-year tight end Eric Saubert to the New England Patriots for a conditional pick.

Saubert, who was drafted out of Drake University in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, saw action in all 16 games last season, including one start. Saubert, 25, tallied a career-best five catches for 48 yards (9.6 yards per catch) in 2018.


Even after the trade, the Falcons have a crowded tight ends room that includes Austin Hooper, Logan Paulsen, Luke Stocker, Jaeden Graham and Alex Gray.

Saubert was a four-year starter at Drake, where he hauled in 190 receptions for 2,253 yards and 21 touchdowns. A first-team all-conference player and All-American in 2015 and 2016, he had a combined 111 catches for 1,356 yards and 17 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons.

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots are trading a conditional seventh-round pick to the Falcons.

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