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Pats acquire TE Alex Smith

The New England Patriots have obtained tight end Alex Smith from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Patriots gave up an undisclosed pick in next year's NFL draft for the four-year veteran, who was drafted by the Buccaneers in the third round in 2005.

Smith had 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns in 58 games. He started 12 of the 14 games he played last year, catching 21 passes.

Not a huge move, but another that adds depth. I can't imagine that the draft pick was a very high one so I don't think it was a very high risk move. I was sure the pats would get one of the many TE's avaliable especially seeing Cornelius Engram fall to the 5th Round.

Smith has never been quite as good as he was his rookie year, so it will be interesting to see if we can find someway to get that kind of talent back out of him.

Just another piece to the puzzle i guess.

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