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Jalen Saunders traded to New England Patriots from New Orleans Saints

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The New England Patriots look set to complete a trade with the New Orleans Saints that will see 22-year-old wide receiver Jalen Saunders head to Foxboro. 

Trade done

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots will send a conditional future draft pick to NOLA in exchange for the player.

Considering Saunders' abilities as a kick-returner, the move could have a knock on effect for a veteran of the Patriots receiving corp, Julius Edelman.


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Saunders may have only entered the NFL in the 2014 Draft (selected in the fourth round) but the Patriots will be the fifth franchise he has been involved with already.

Drafted by the New York Jets, the young wideout had spent time with the Cardinals and Seahawks before linking up with the Saints. And, having appeared to lose kick returning duties to rookie Marcus Murphy, this latest moves marks yet another new employer.

Specific role

As alluded to, whilst his arrival at the Patriots is unlikely to cause too change the number of targets the likes of Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Julian Edelman see on offensive snaps, Saunders could be primed for key special team duties.

With Edelman having been known to fall foul of big hits in the past - he is still nursing a lower leg injury - Bill Belichick and co. may wish to keep him out of extra work in the 2015 season by keeping him away from return work in favor of Saunders, at least on kick returns.

During his one season with the Saints, Saunders racked up 264 yards on return duty including a 99 yard kick return on his debut for the team. He has, though, only one reception for seven yards in his NFL career.

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