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Patriots trade for WR Greg Salas

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  September 1, 2012 03:51 PM

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It seemed logical that the Patriots would be in the market for another wide receiver - after Friday's cuts, they had just four true receivers on the roster - and it appears they've found one.

The Patriots announced that they have acquired Greg Salas from the Rams in exchange for a late-round pick in 2015.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the trade.

Getting Salas is a logical choice for New England, since he played under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels last year as a rookie in St. Louis.

The 24-year old Salas, 6-1, 209 pounds, was a fourth-round pick of St. Louis last year out of Hawaii. He played in six games, with 27 receptions for 264 yards and no touchdowns. A broken fibula ended his season early.

At Hawaii, Salas was recruited as a defensive back but switched to receiver after his redshirt freshman year. He finished his career as the program's all-time leading receiver, with 285 receptions for 4,345 yards and 26 touchdowns. As a senior, he started all 14 games and had a school-record 119 catches, and his 1,889 yards were a WAC record.

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