If the New England Patriots hope to make the postseason and to be a force for the rest of the regular season, they need to shore up two areas of their roster.
The team needs to find some depth in the secondary. They were exposed last week by an explosive Dallas Cowboys offense as Dak Prescott lit them aflame to the tune of 445 yards and 3 TDs. The team may need to address that need via a midseason signing, trade or perhaps a permanent elevation from the practice squad of a guy like Myles Bryant might do the trick. The second area is at wide receiver.
The Patriots spent a ton of money on free-agent wide receivers this past season, but Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor still haven’t provided the team with a legit outside threat. That’s where the following trade proposal could help New England.
Patriots Get: Brandin Cooks
Texans Get: Fourth-Round Pick
The Patriots should seek a reunion with Brandin Cooks. The last bit of Cooks’ prime is rotting away on a dysfunctional, talent-starved Texans roster. Cooks isn’t one of the greatest wide receivers in the NFL over the past 10 years, but he’s just outside that group and he’d instantly be the best wideout on the Patriots roster.