Falcons acquire safety Jordan Richards from Patriots

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons have traded a conditional 2020 draft pick to the New England Patriots for safety Jordan Richards.

Richards started five of 16 games in 2017 and had 22 tackles with New England. He was a second-round draft pick by New England in 2015. He played in 41 games, with seven starts, in his three seasons with the Patriots.

Atlanta appears set with Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal as its starting safeties.

The depth chart listed Damontae Kazee and Ron Parker as top backups for Thursday night's final preseason game against Miami.


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