Instant analysis of Patriots trading Jacoby Brissett for Phillip Dorsett

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett passes against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday Aug. 31 2017 in Foxborough Mass

Instant analysis of Patriots trading Jacoby Brissett for Phillip Dorsett

Lastly, the Colts will carry four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster-at least for the time being, as it's likely only a temporary number until the team's new trade acquisition Jacoby Brissett fully learns the playbook in the next week or so with backup Stephen Morris most likely on the bubble. Dorsett, a 2015 first-round pick by former Colts GM Ryan Grigson, adds another burner to New England's offense, along with receiver Brandin Cooks.

Luck was activated off the PUP list on Saturday, but it was still nearly certain that the Colts would turn to Scott Tolzien as their opening-day starter.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Brissett, 23, is coming off perhaps one of the greatest preseason performances by a quarterback in National Football League history on Thursday, as he completed 28-of-39 passes for 341 yards with four touchdowns and an interception - adding a rushing touchdown, as well - in the Patriots' 40-38 loss to the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium.

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New England lost wide receiver Julian Edelman to a torn ACL in the team's third preseason game.

See how Twitter reacted to the trade. In addition to the Patriots, the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens were also reportedly in the running for the receiver.

The Indianapolis Colts are finally coming around to the fact that Andrew Luck will not be ready for their Week 1 opener against the Los Angeles Rams, his surgically repaired shoulder not yet healed enough to play. It would not be surprising, if after this season, the Patriots chose to pick up his fifth year option.

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The next year, Richardson was suspended again for one game due to his June 2015 arrest for reckless driving and resisting arrest. That group now features eight players who have made a Pro Bowl: Richardson, Bennett, Avril, linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was never in danger of being released, but the Patriots knew he'd have some value on the trade market. Tolzien, who played in three of the Colts' preseason games, did not throw a single touchdown pass in any of them while Brissett tossed four in the Patriots' 40-38 loss to the Giants on Thursday night. He has 51 career receptions, three of them for touchdowns, in his career.

Among the key cuts were running back and special teamer Brandon Bolden, who had been with Patriots since 2012, undrafted free agent receiver Austin Carr and running back D.J. Foster.

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.

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