FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Quarterback Danny Etling's tenure with the Patriots has come to an end.
The Patriots completed a trade with Atlanta on Tuesday to acquire tight end Eric Saubert for...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The New England Patriots have acquired tight end Eric Saubert from the Atlanta Falcons for a conditional draft pick.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones is inactive for Saturday's divisional playoff against the Atlanta Falcons.
Jones, a second-round pick, returned for Week 17 after missing the first 15 games following offseason surgery on his Achilles. He strained his hamstring and was uncertain to play even if healthy because of his inexperience.
Also inactive for Philadelphia: OL Will Beatty, RB Wendell Smallwood, WR Marcus Johnson, DT Elijah Qualls, DT Destiny Vaeao, DE Steven Means.
ATLANTA (AP) — Andy Levitre's streak of 140 consecutive starts since entering the NFL ended Thursday when the Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman was inactive because of a triceps injury.
Ben Garland started in Levitre's place at left guard.
The Saints were missing their left guard, as well. Andrus Peat was inactive with a groin injury.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-rounder Takk McKinley and three more draft picks — linebacker Duke Riley, running back Brian Hill and tight end Eric Saubert.
The Falcons have signed all six draft picks before Friday's start of their rookie minicamp. The team previously signed offensive guard Sean Harlow of Oregon State and safety Damontae Kazee of San Diego State.