FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots‘ unprecedented free-agent splurge at tight finish has had a trickle-down impact, with the membership agreeing to commerce fourth-year tight finish Ryan Izzo to the Houston Texans, a supply confirms.

The Patriots are anticipated to obtain a late-round draft alternative, with NFL Community reporting that it’s a 2022 seventh-rounder.

Izzo, a 2018 seventh-round choose from Florida State, was thrust into a troublesome spot final 12 months because the Patriots’ No. 1 tight finish, a results of the crew not having every other skilled choices. He performed 62% of the snaps and completed with 13 catches for 199 yards.

The Patriots’ big-money free-agent agreements with tight ends Jonnu Smith (4 years, $50 million) and Hunter Henry (three years, $37.5 million) made Izzo’s spot on the 2021 roster an uncertainty.

The commerce is the second this offseason between the Patriots and Texans, with New England coach Invoice Belichick having a notable hyperlink with first-year Houston common supervisor Nick Caserio, his longtime director of participant personnel.

The opposite commerce concerned the Patriots sending offensive sort out Marcus Cannon and fifth- and sixth-round picks to the Texans in trade for fourth- and sixth-round picks.

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