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New England Patriots trade for Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin

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The New England Patriots have made an electric start to the 2015 NFL season. 

Exceptional Start

Fresh from seeing Tom Brady's four-game ban that was handed down after the Deflategate saga be revoked by a Judge, the Patriots fired on all cylinders in their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Patriots won with ease, as Brady barely missed on a pass all night, running the Steelers defense ragged with his impressive arm and accuracy. Despite the comfortable win, Bill Belichick has decided to trade for a wide receiver.


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Martin In

According to a report from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Patriots decided to bring in Texans wideout Keshawn Martin. It's not been reported what the Patriots gave up to get their man, but in all likelihood, it will be a conditional late-round draft pick.

Not Needed

Martin was active but did not play for the Texans in last weekend’s season opener. A fourth-round pick by the Texans in 2012 out of Michigan State, Martin has made just two career starts and caught only six passes last season.

The Texans drafted Jaelen Strong and added veteran wide receiver Cecil Shorts in the offseason, which paved the way for Martin's exit, with his services no longer needed in Houston.

The Patriots had worked out quarterback-turned-widout Terrelle Pryor, but it seems like the trade for Martin will rule out New England giving the former Browns man a chance.

With Brandon LaFell opening the season on the PUP list with an injury, Martin might have a chance to actually make the field as the Patriots face the Buffalo Bills in week two.

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