Report: Patriots already looking to dump DE Kony Ealy

Report: Patriots already looking to dump DE Kony Ealy

According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the New England Patriots are gauging the market for what they can receive via a trade to send offseason acquisition DE Kony Ealy out of New England.

Ealy, brought on board via a trade with the Panthers for a 3rd-round pick, had a slow start in training camp and it looks like the team has soured just enough to at least look around for a deal.

PFT: ‘Pelissero notes that he’s “started to settle in” as time has progressed, which may make the final two preseason games a big chance for him to show he’s a fit with the team… Another factor could be the changes to the position group since the start of the summer. Rob Ninkovich’s retirement and Derek Rivers‘ knee injury have thinned out the players on hand, which could boost Ealy’s chances of sticking or lead Bill Belichick to use linebackers in different ways in the event they’re unconvinced Ealy can do what’s asked of him.’