Ryan Groy heading to New England Patriots after trade with Chicago Bears

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Monday is turning into something of a busy day for the New England Patriots.

The day started with the release of veteran quarterback Matt Flynn and was quickly followed by reports the Super Bowl champions were brining in Ryan Lindley as his replacement.

Trade move

Now, according to Sports Illustrated, the Patriots have made another addition on their offense, this time via a trade with the Chicago Bears.


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NFL Network's Rand Getlin was amongst the first to report the move:

Groy was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wisconsin in 2014 and appeared in four games, three as a starter, for the Bears in his rookie season.

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It is unclear at this stage just what the Patriots are sending to Chicago in return with both sides remaining coy on a deal that will not become official until the Offensive Guard passes his physical in Foxboro.

Real opportunity

Finishing the 2014 campaign as the Bears' starting left guard, Groy will look to compete for the spot on a New England O-line that has seen some setbacks over the offseason.

Dan Connolly is now retired and Ryan Wendell is dealing with a shoulder injury meaning Groy has a real chance at staking a claim for a starting position early on in 2015 as he goes up against rookies Tre' Jackson and Shaq Mason.

With NFL teams ramping up their preparations for the 2015 campaign this week with the beginning of pre-season games the New England Patriots' busy Monday certainly shows they aren't willing to leave any stone unturned in pursuit of retaining their championship crown.

Patriots fans: Is the 2015 roster better or worse than the one that won the Super Bowl in 2015? Have your say in the comments below...

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