Patriots acquire WR Phillip Dorsett from Colts

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Dorsett was a 2015 first-round draft choice of the Colts (29th overall).

Brissett made his first National Football League start on September 22 against the Houston Texans, completing 11-of-19 passes for 103 yards and scoring his first-career touchdown on a 27-yard first-quarter run, as he led the Patriots to a 27-0 victory over the Colts' AFC South Division rivals. More recently, he threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns and ran for one more Thursday night in the Patriots' 40-38 preseason loss to the Giants, securing a spot on New England's final 53-man roster and allowing the team to trade him.

See how Twitter reacted to the trade. Behind him is Jimmy Garoppolo, a young quarterback who was subject to trade rumors but not moved because the Patriots insist he's the future for the team.

The Indianapolis Colts say they knew all along that there was a possibility that starting quarterback Andrew Luck could miss some time in the regular season. It's still unlikely he will play in next Sunday's season opener. He has 51 career receptions for 753 yards and three touchdowns in 26 games (seven starts). Marsh was a fourth-round draft pick in 2014 and Bademosi was an undrafted free agent in 2012. The only concern is that the Patriots are left with only to Qb's, but that is nothing new for them, hell, previous year they went into week 4 with Julian Edelman as the backup Quarterback.

Brissett (pronounced briss-ETTE), 23, was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (91st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He caught 18 passes for 225 yards and one touchdown in his rookie season and also fumbled twice (one lost). In three games past year, he threw no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Carr became a cut casualty after the Patriots added Dorsett.

Among the veteran players to be shipped out was linebacker Jonathan Freeny, who played in the last preseason game and didn't look very good in the process, having fallen behind early in camp because of injuries.