In a rare deal among rivals in the US East, the New England Patriots have acquired a wide receiver from Miami Dolphins DeVante Parker and 2022 draft picks for the fifth round in exchange for a third round in 2023, according to a source told ESPN’s Adam Shifter. Saturday.
Dolphins’ acquisition of Tyreek Hill and signing of free agent Cedrick Wilson Jr. Parker made available. Miami will now have two first-round picks, one second-round pick and two third-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Parker could be a prime target for the Patriots quarterback Mac Jones for the second year, in a receiving group that includes Jacoby Myers, Nelson Agulor and Kendrick Bourne.
The Patriots inherit the remaining two years on Parker’s contract, which earns a base salary of $5.65 million in 2022 and $5.7 million in 2023.
The Patriots expect to receive a third-round pick in 2023 after losing cornerback JC Jackson as a free agent.
Parker played in ten games last season and earned 40 receptions for 515 yards and two touchdowns.
During his NFL career, he played in 93 games, including 64 starters, with a total of 338 receptions for 4,727 yards and 24 touchdowns. It’s the sixth best Dolphins receiver ever.
Parker had his best season in 2019, when he scored 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns with 72 catches. However, his production was limited by health issues over the next two seasons, when he missed a combined nine games and scored a total of 1,308 yards.