Russell Wilson

Patriots Add DE Wise, OT McDermott In Draft

It's not who the New England Patriots picked up, it's who they kept.

The defending Super Bowl champions decided to trade neither backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo nor defensive back Malcolm Butler over the three days of the NFL draft. Both had been the subject of active trade talks, with New Orleans pursuing Butler and Cleveland going after Garoppolo even up until the second day.

Garoppolo is a former third-round pick out of Eastern Illinois who performed well, before he was injured, as Tom Brady's backup during the Deflategate suspension. When Garoppolo's contract expires at the end of the 2017 season, coach Bill Belichick will have to decide whether to overpay him to...

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