The Patriots can't seem to pull off a conventional trade lately. A couple of weeks ago they sent center Bryan Stork to Washington for a conditional seventh-round pick but that move was quickly voided when Stork failed his physical with the Redskins and was returned to New England. The Patriots released Stork shortly thereafter.
The latest strange turn of events happened Tuesday when it appeared that the Patriots sent Josh Kline and a conditional 2018 draft pick to the Eagles for defensive back Eric Rowe. Later in the day, however, reports surfaced that Kline would not be part of the deal and was still property of the Patriots.
The Patriots will soon find out what life is like without Tom Brady. Lots of love for the Patriots in the *Herald's *season predictions. Being Brady's backup has been no path to success. Quarterback isn't the only issue the Patriots must solve.