Patriots proceed to bolster sort out depth by reportedly buying and selling for Vikings’ Vederian Lowe


Vederian Lowe logged 33 snaps with the Vikings as a rookie in 2022.

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Vederian Lowe (79) looks to block during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Minneapolis.
Vederian Lowe is the second offensive sort out that the Patriots acquired on Sunday. AP Picture/Charlie Neibergall

On the identical day that the Patriots dealt second-year again Pierre Sturdy to the Browns for sort out depth, New England continued so as to add extra reinforcements on its offensive line.

According to Jordan Schultz of The Score, the Patriots traded for Vikings sort out Vederian Lowe on Sunday. NFL reporter Aaron Wilson tweeted that New England gave up a sixth-round decide with the intention to pry Lowe out of Minnesota. 

Lowe, 24, was drafted within the sixth spherical (184th general) of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Vikings. The 6-foot-5, 314-pound sort out appeared in 4 video games with Minnesota as a rookie final season, recording 33 whole snaps.

Very similar to Tyrone Wheatley Jr., who New England acquired earlier on Sunday of their swap with Cleveland involving Pierre Sturdy, Lowe doesn’t have quite a lot of expertise within the NFL ranks. 

However given the state of New England’s depth on the sort out place, it’s clear that Invoice Belichick and his employees are prioritizing extra assistance on the skin of their offensive line following a lackluster preseason from that total unit.

Past Trent Brown, the Patriots have struggled to seek out regular play at sort out all summer time. Not solely have youthful gamers like Andrew Stueber and Sidy Sow labored in opposition to opposing groups throughout preseason play, however accidents have additional sapped at an already skinny place on New England’s depth chart. 

Past Brown, the Patriots tried to shore up their spots at sort out by bringing again veteran Conor McDermott, in addition to signing veteran tackles Calvin Anderson and Riley Reiff in free company. 

Little has gone proper since then. 

McDermott struggled for prolonged stretches of camp and has now been absent on account of an undisclosed harm. Anderson has but to participate in a workforce follow this whole summer time on account of a non-football sickness (NFI), whereas Reiff was shifted over to proper guard halfway by means of preseason play, solely to endure a leg harm throughout Friday’s preseason finale in opposition to the Titans. 

Despite the fact that Wheatley and Lowe are unproven merchandise, they at the least stand as succesful depth choices at a place the place New England has little to show to with two weeks remaining till the common season will get underway.