NFL trade deadline: What you should know about new Patriots WR Isaiah Ford originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
After months of speculation and rumors about the New England Patriots adding a wide receiver before the Nov. 3 NFL trade deadline, the team finally made a move Tuesday.
The Patriots acquired Miami Dolphins wide receiver Isaiah Ford about an hour before the 4 p.m. ET deadline, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Dolphins received a 2022 conditional sixth-round draft pick from the Patriots as compensation.
Ford has tallied 18 receptions for 184 yards and zero touchdowns in seven games for the Dolphins this season. He was a seventh-round draft pick of Miami in 2017.
Here's what you need to know the newest Patriots wideout.
--The 24-year-old Ford is listed at 6-foot-2 and 201 pounds.
--He caught seven passes for 54 yards in the Dolphins' Week 17 win over the Patriots at Gillette Stadium last season.
--He has played 207 of his 225 snaps in the slot this season, per Pro Football Focus (h/t NESN's Zack Cox), which could help the Patriots with Julian Edelman sidelined for at least two more games on injured reserve.
--Ford signed a one-year contract worth $750,000 with the Dolphins before the season. He will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.