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Report: Patriots expected to pursue eight-time Pro Bowl OT in free agency

The New England Patriots will reportedly pursue Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith in free agency, according to MassLive.com.

Smith has been a mainstay on the Cowboys’ offensive line over the last 13 seasons. However, a 14th season in Dallas is looking unlikely for the standout lineman.

Smith has been named to eight Pro Bowls in his career and was named a First-Team Associated Press All-Pro in 2014 and 2016. He could be worth monitoring for the Patriots, especially if Trent Brown does not return to the organization.

MassLive wrote:

The Patriots would like to find a starting-caliber tackle in free agency. One name to watch is Tyron Smith, who earned second team All-Pro honors with the Cowboys last season. The 33-year-old would provide a short-term solution at left tackle and the Patriots are expected to pursue Smith when free agency opens.

The Patriots’ approach to Smith over these next couple of weeks will be intriguing, as it may tip their hand on their plans in free agency, especially as it relates to the offensive line.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire