Report: Patriots to sign Matt Tobin to one-year deal

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The Patriots have agreed to terms with their third free agent of the day, getting offensive tackle Matt Tobin in the fold, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

New England also reached deals with running back Jeremy Hill and defensive end Adrian Clayborn earlier Friday.

Tobin, 27, spent four seasons in Philadelphia after signing as an undrafted free agent. He spent last season in Seattle after the Eagles traded him.

Tobin has played 57 games with 21 starts. He played 15 games last season.

17 responses to “Report: Patriots to sign Matt Tobin to one-year deal

  1. Tobin was one of the best OL players on the team last year!!!!! That being the case, still surprised he was signed. Has to be a minimum type deal to prove himself. Good for him. Hope he does well.

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    Every time the Patriots acquire a new player Belichick has the same comment which is, ” We’ll get him into camp and see how it goes”. That could be applicable to all free agents and all 32 teams.
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  3. skawh says:
    March 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm
    He couldn’t protect Wilson, how’s he supposed to protect Brady?

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    did you just compare how fast the ball comes out for wilson, comparing it to brady?

  4. The Eagles gave Tobin and a 7th to the Seahawks for a 5th. Then they gave that 5th and Marcus Johnson (a practice squad wideout) to the Seahawks for Michael Bennett and a 7th, which means the the Seahawks basically gave the Eagles Michael Bennett for Matt Tobin and a practice squad WR. Then the Seahawks released Tobin, which means that all they’ve got to show for their wheeling and dealing is Marcus Johnson.

    And Seahawks fans wonder why other people say their team is in decline.

  5. therealtrenches says:
    March 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm
    The Eagles gave Tobin and a 7th to the Seahawks for a 5th. Then they gave that 5th and Marcus Johnson (a practice squad wideout) to the Seahawks for Michael Bennett and a 7th, which means the the Seahawks basically gave the Eagles Michael Bennett for Matt Tobin and a practice squad WR. Then the Seahawks released Tobin, which means that all they’ve got to show for their wheeling and dealing is Marcus Johnson.

    And Seahawks fans wonder why other people say their team is in decline.

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    Some trades just don’t work out. As a Pats fan, I’m more than aware of this

  6. tedy54 says:
    March 17, 2018 at 7:53 am
    therealtrenches says:
    March 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm
    The Eagles gave Tobin and a 7th to the Seahawks for a 5th. Then they gave that 5th and Marcus Johnson (a practice squad wideout) to the Seahawks for Michael Bennett and a 7th, which means the the Seahawks basically gave the Eagles Michael Bennett for Matt Tobin and a practice squad WR. Then the Seahawks released Tobin, which means that all they’ve got to show for their wheeling and dealing is Marcus Johnson.

    And Seahawks fans wonder why other people say their team is in decline.

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    Some trades just don’t work out. As a Pats fan, I’m more than aware of this

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    Agreed. And as an Eagles fan, so am I. We’ve had our share of clunkers, even with by the now beloved Howie. All that said, I still think that this particular paper trail shows a series of bad decisions, not things that “didn’t work out.”

  7. therealtrenches says couldn’t be more correct. Seattle has had good negotiating. Remember all the money they paid Percy Harvin only to get 1 TD in SB48 out of him. Schneider is clueless in drafting and horse trading. It wasn’t Schneider who built the former LOB, that was done by former scout Scot McLaugin who helped build the 49er’s their winning team in 2012, who stopped in Seattle briefly, became the GM in Washington to help them to the playoffs, and now Scot is in Cleveland. Look what Cleveland has done in FA thus far. What has Seattle done but cut players a year if not 2 years too late. There’s nothing promising on Seattle’s horizon thus far. They don’t yet have an OL to protect Wilson or create a running game. Well, better to have won 1 SB, but Pete and John Schneider really under achieved with the team they had. And it went down hill sense Carroll approved that horrible play call to win a second SB with a 2nd and 1 from the 1 yard line. Seattle players never got over that, nor should they for that loss was a dagger to that team, no matter how much spin Carroll and Wilson tried to put on it.

  8. Babylon Jefferson says:
    March 16, 2018 at 9:19 pm
    These clowns are going to fade fast

    Did you say the same thing after NE won it all in 2001? Did you then say the same thing every year thereafter? 17 years of relevance and superior performance says YOU’RE the clown.

  9. You’ve got to watch the money on a lot oF theses moves. Of course Pats would have preferred to keep Solder but not for 4/$62. That would have cost them other much needed players. If don’t find decent replacement, that will certainly hurt. Also remember the “Pats are finished” stories when Solder got hurt too. Loved Solder and wish him luck but $62 was too much.

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