Cardinals could face Jacoby Brissett at QB in Week 2

Patriots trade Brissett add depth to set 53-man roster

Patriots trade Brissett add depth to set 53-man roster

The New England Patriots have traded third string quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts for Phillip Dorsett.

The Patriots are lean in the slot with the season-ending ACL injury suffered by Julian Edelman, and if they can harness Dorsett's blistering speed (4.33 in the 40 at the 2015 scouting combine), they may have a fearsome three-pronged attack in Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Dorsett to start the season. But that might be more of a short-term risk if Luck returns to health.

Colts owner Jim Irsay on Thursday said that Luck was unlikely to be ready for the team's Week 1 game on the road against the Los Angeles Rams on September 10.

How many more weeks Luck will be out beyond that remains a big question mark, though.

The moves came on a busy Saturday when the Colts trimmed their roster from 90 to 53 players.

Brissett made his first National Football League start on September 22 against the Houston Texans, completing 11-of-19 passes for 103 yards and scoring his first-career touchdown on a 27-yard first-quarter run, as he led the Patriots to a 27-0 victory over the Colts' AFC South Division rivals.

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On the switch, Zappacosta said: "It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League ". I am very excited to be here and start working with the team .

"You look at the draft board, you see a team you want to trade with, if it works for them and it works for you, you make the deal".

The specifics behind Luck's shoulder labrum injury have been shrouded in mystery. It really just depends if Brissett is actually good. In 26 career games, Dorsett had just 51 receptions for 753 yards and three touchdowns.

Brissett, a third-round draft pick in 2016, boosted his stock last season when he went 1-1 in two starts during Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension.

Dorsett was the 29th overall selection by the Colts in the 2015 draft out of the University of Miami, the pick at the time coming as a surprise because Indianapolis already seemed stocked with receiving talent.

Garoppolo was targeted by numerous teams this offseason, but New England proved unwilling to part with him via trade. It would be uncharacteristic of the Patriots to trade a player like Brissett for someone they did not think would give them a better return; and have that return fail.

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