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Patriots trade with Chiefs for TE James O’Shaughnessy

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The Patriots have picked up a tight end ahead of the start of the final day of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Patriots traded a fifth-round pick (No. 183 overall) to the Chiefs for tight end James O’Shaughnessy and a sixth-round pick (No. 216 overall) on Saturday morning. The Chiefs now have three fifth-round picks while the Patriots now have one pick in each of the final four rounds.

O’Shaughnessy was a fifth-round pick in 2015 and has played in 23 games for the Chiefs over his first two NFL seasons. He has eight catches for 86 yards.

O’Shaughnessy played behind Travis Kelce in Kansas City and the Patriots have a pair of tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen in front of him in New England. Both of them have missed time with injuries over the course of their careers, however, so O’Shaughnessy will give them some depth at the very least.

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16 Responses to “Patriots trade with Chiefs for TE James O’Shaughnessy”
  1. rhamrhoddy says: Apr 29, 2017 11:57 AM

    Can’t wait another 4+ months

  2. wib22 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:58 AM

    Gronk is made of glass, so he will play for the deflatriots!

  3. Iknowitall says: Apr 29, 2017 11:59 AM

    ANOTHER great move by the Dorsey/Reid tandem.
    O’Shaughnessy was not going to make the team anyway.
    The Chiefs are assembled for multiple Super bowl runs, now that they have a future HOF QB in Mahomes

  4. ctchiefsfan says: Apr 29, 2017 12:13 PM

    WOW! Most aggressive draft the Chiefs have had in a LONG TIME!

  5. weepingjebus says: Apr 29, 2017 12:13 PM

    Gronk gets hurt because the refs let teams hack a Shaq him with 5 guys over and over. Still, he does hold the Patriots franchise record for TDs so it hasn’t been all bad. Soon he will remind you why.

  6. backindasaddle says: Apr 29, 2017 12:17 PM

    Smart move by The Pats. This guy is an insurance policy should one the starting TE’s get injured which is always a strong possibility given the nature of their use in the Pats offense.

  7. nbptma1 says: Apr 29, 2017 12:24 PM

    wib22 says:
    Apr 29, 2017 11:58 AM
    Gronk is made of glass, so he will play for the deflatriots!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It’s okay, we understand how much it hurts when the Pats just continue to win (with no matter what we put on the field).

  8. janneywheels says: Apr 29, 2017 12:28 PM

    Seems like good insurance to move down 33 picks.

  9. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Apr 29, 2017 12:30 PM

    Belichick to O’Shaughnessy: “I’m going to pencil you in as TE and Cheater.”

  10. profootballfanatics11 says: Apr 29, 2017 12:35 PM

    nbptma1 says:
    Apr 29, 2017 12:24 PM
    wib22 says:
    Apr 29, 2017 11:58 AM
    Gronk is made of glass, so he will play for the deflatriots!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It’s okay, we understand how much it hurts when the Pats just continue to win (with no matter what we put on the field).
    —————————————-

    Not anymore. Pats will make the playoffs but Brady is about done. It’s okay, you can cry a little. Oh, and uh, you’re just a tool fan that wastes his hard earned money on a business that doesn’t care about you, that you trick yourself into thinking you belong to because your life needs more in it. Hahahahah. Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

  11. profootballfanatics11 says: Apr 29, 2017 12:38 PM

    OShaughnessy did not play behind Kelce. Dwayne Harris did. OShaugnessy almost never saw the field and when he did he dropped balls. Thanks Pats, KC needed the pick and they were going do dump him anyway.

  12. Ghost Rat says: Apr 29, 2017 1:35 PM

    profootballfanatics11 says:

    Not anymore. Pats will make the playoffs but Brady is about done. It’s okay, you can cry a little. Oh, and uh, you’re just a tool fan that wastes his hard earned money on a business that doesn’t care about you, that you trick yourself into thinking you belong to because your life needs more in it. Hahahahah. Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

    ——————————————————————–

    Says the haters EVERY season. And yet, here we sit 5 Lombardi trophies later.

    The real truth is that you will get to Roger hand us #6 in just over nine months. I can’t wait to hear your excuses then.

  13. patsfan1820 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:39 PM

    Good depth trade he will probably be put on special teams as long as Gronk and Allen can stay healthy, but having 3 tight ends never hurts.

  14. jbaxt says: Apr 30, 2017 12:53 AM

    The only thing I don’t like is this guy gets to take his KC offensive knowledge (and with Smith at the helm it’s very offensive) and take to to the Pats. Not that they really need it, based on their history with KC, but that seems very “Bill-esk” to get any advantage he can.

  15. daddeeo says: Apr 30, 2017 1:57 PM

    The league can only watch as BB builds a Superbowl team to be even stronger one.

    Tremble all…

  16. ikeclanton says: Apr 30, 2017 8:26 PM

    jbaxt says:
    Apr 30, 2017 12:53 AM
    The only thing I don’t like is this guy gets to take his KC offensive knowledge (and with Smith at the helm it’s very offensive) and take to to the Pats.

    —–

    C’mon now. I think I can say with 100% certainty that Belichick does not want, or need, the vaunted “KC offensive knowledge” to beat them at any time.

    They just wanted some depth at tight end. They’ll end up turning this guy into something approaching his full potential most likely.

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