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.