FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they acquired DB Eric Rowe in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional draft selection. In addition, the Patriots announced that they have released OL Josh Kline.
Rowe, 23, is in his second NFL season after being drafted by Philadelphia in the second round (47th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Utah. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, played in 16 games with five starts as a rookie and finished with 25 total tackles, one interception and five passes defensed.
Kline, 26, is in his fourth NFL season after joining New England as a rookie free agent out of Kent State on May 3, 2013. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder, spent most of his rookie season in 2013 on the practice squad. In his three seasons with the Patriots, he has played in 33 games with 18 starts at both right and left guard. Kline has also played in four postseason games with three starts.