Patriots Trade For LB, Cut WR Aiken, McGowen to IR

Ian Logue
September 04, 2010 at 07:17pm ET

In AFC, these 5 are making plans to take on Patriots
Long line of athletes have tried their hand(s) in the ring
Rob Gronkowski may soon have decision to grapple with
Devin McCourty has shoulder surgery
Five next Boston sports droughts to end

Adam Schefter reported Saturday night that the Patriots have traded for linebacker Tracy White, with White being the second player acquired via  trade this afternoon.

The team reportedly gave up a conditional draft pick to get him, with the former Eagle coming off of a season where he combined for 35 tackles (26 solo) along with three passes defensed and an interception.  His career started out in Seattle in 2003, and he's since played with the Jaguars, Packers, and spent the last two years in Philadelphia.

Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter that the Patriots have parted ways with wide receiver Sam Aiken, and unfortunately this move doesn't come as a surprise.  He had opportunities to step up last year due to some of the injuries the team dealt with and never made a play as a receiver.  Obviously prior to that he made the team for his play on special teams, but when you're called upon, you need to be able to step up and play the position.

The team also announced that Brandon McGowen has been placed on injured reserve, which ends his 2010 season.

We'll keep an eye to see what happens next, and will hopefully have more later this evening.