Jordan Richards was part of a trade deal between New England and the Falcons.
The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride was among the first to comment the trade. #Patriots are trading safety Jordan Richards to the Falcons, according to a league source,” he tweeted. So, the team is sending their defensive back to the Falcons. This is just one of Bill Belichick’s plans.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that New England will receive a conditional seventh round pick in the deal. Tom E. Curran says that the conditional seventh is for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jordan Richards is a former second round pick of New England. He played in every game of the regular season, and totaled 22 tackles.
The trade deal opens the door for Jason McCourty, and he has a great chance of making the opening 53-man roster. Head coach Bill Belichick tried the veteran out at safety, and McCourty’s progress is already visible. He gives the team depth at the safety position.
“Well I think he made a big jump this week. He did a good job last week, made some good tackles and I think just overall more comfortable this week, showed up on the practice field and looked like it tonight too, so that was encouraging,” Brady said of McCourty.
Was McCourty concerned about any cutdown?
“No, I have no concern at all. I think I have played this game long enough to know that you control what you can control and whatever they decide is up to them. I felt like throughout training camp, preseason, I have done my best. I felt like I have been able to execute, pick up the defense and those things. The ultimate decision of whether I am here or not is not in my hands,” he said.
Good luck, guys!