BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new face is reportedly coming to Foxboro.
The Patriots acquired wide receiver DeVante Parker from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. New England will also get a 2022 fifth-round pick from Miami.
Parker joins the patriots after seven seasons in Miami after being taken 14th overall in the 2015 draft. He has 338 career receptions for 4,727 yards and 24 touchdowns.
The Patriots will take on the final two years of his contract in the deal. He is due $5.65 million and $5.7 million over the next two seasons and will become a free agent in 2024.
Parker will join a wide receiver room featuring returning players like Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, and Jakobi Meyers. His new quarterback, Mac Jones, welcomed Parker to New England with a tweet, that Parker responded to.
Parker stands as the marquee acquisition for the Patriots this offseason after a relatively quiet free agency so far. The Patriots signed one other wide receiver, Ty Montgomery, while spending most of their time adding defensive pieces like former Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler, along with signing Terrance Mitchell and adding Mack Wilson from the Browns in exchange for Chase Winovich.
The Patriots have also resigned several players from last year's squad, including James White, Trent Brown, Ja'Whaun Bentley, and Nick Folk.