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Patriots Announce Acquisitions of Jerel Worthy and Ben Bass

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The Patriots have made their trades official for the two defensive linemen.

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The Patriots have officially announced the acquisition of the two defensive linemen that were traded this past week. The team has picked up two players from 3-4 defensive fronts and hope their flexibility will provide depth in the Patriots multiple defensive fronts.

The team traded an undisclosed draft pick, assumed to be a late rounder, to the Green Bay Packers for Jerel Worthy, a 2012 2nd round pick. Worthy tore his ACL at the end of his rookie season and while he returned at the end of last season, he hasn't had a real chance to recover. Worthy is a high upside trade for the Patriots that can hopefully pay dividends. The trade was conditional on Worthy passing his physical, so the fact that he's passed is a positive sign. Worthy is also recovering from a back injury earlier in the off-season.

New England also traded cornerback Justin Green to the Dallas Cowboys for Ben Bass, another injury riddled player. His outlook of making the roster isn't as positive as Worthy's, but he'll give fair challenge to Marcus Forston and the other players on the back-end of the roster. He's a lengthy player who is active in the opposing backfield. He's a likely practice squad candidate.