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Live Coverage: Patriots trade for Falcons TE Eric Saubert, Croston back? Final practices

FOXBOROUGH — Good morning for the first of the final two open practices at Gillette. Busy morning, so let's get to it.

The Patriots have traded a seventh-round pick to the Falcons for TE Eric Saubert. That could be a sign the team is not optimistic that Matt LaCosse will be back anytime soon after sustaining an ankle injury in the Lions game.

Notes on LaCosse, including the opinion of an NFL executive, and other notes (Cole Croston possibly back, no N'Keal Harry or LaCosse to start practice):