Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 10/29/13
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Trade for Patriots: Isaac Sopoaga isn’t very good. The 32-year-old was ProFootballFocus’ 82nd ranked defensive tackle out of 85 eligible on ProFootballFocus last season on the nose in San Francisco. This year, he’s been better, but he’s still grading out slightly below average on the nose in Philadelphia. That being said, he’s probably better than anything the Patriots currently have as Vince Wilfork is on injured reserve, Tommy Kelly is out indefinitely, and the Patriots are using two undrafted rookies Joe Vellano and Chris Jones heavily. He’s not going to get any pass rush, but he can help replacement some of Vince Wilfork’s presence against the run. He was given an unreasonable 3-year, 11 million dollar deal this off-season by the Eagles, but the Eagles already paid more than 3 million of the 3.75 million guaranteed so the Patriots will essentially be paying him the veteran’s minimum weekly for the remainder of the season and can cut him penalty free this off-season, rather than ...
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