PITTSBURGH (Sept. 1, 2006) -- The Steelers traded a conditional 2007 draft pick to the New England Patriots today for the rights to rookie free agent running back Patrick Cobbs.
Cobbs (5-9, 210) joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent from North Texas on May 15. He led the Patriots and ranked sixth in the NFL in the preseason with 188 yards rushing on 38 carries (4.9 avg.) and three touchdowns. He caught seven passes for 115 yards (16.4 avg.), including a 57-yard touchdown reception.
Cobbs finished his college career as North Texas' all-time leading rusher with 4,050 yards. He holds the North Texas and Sun Belt Conference career records for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns (36), rushing attempts (818) and all-purpose yards (5,255).