The Patriots will be moving onto 2018 without offensive tackle Cameron Fleming after word came out on Saturday that he’s “expected to sign” with the Dallas Cowboys.
Last Sunday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, reported that Fleming would be meeting with the Cowboys on Monday and Tuesday. And he wasn’t the only one to visit with Dallas.
Fellow tackle LaAdrian Waddle met with the team as well on Monday and Tuesday, but he has since agreed to return to the Patriots.
All must have went well for the two-time Super Bowl champion during his visit in Dallas. Because according to Field Yates of ESPN, Fleming is expected to sign with the Cowboys in the coming days.
The Patriots will now be without two of their tackles from the 2017 season, since longtime starting left tackle Nate Solder has agreed to a four-year, $62 million deal with the New York Giants.
Fleming, 25, has spent the last four years with the Patriots after being drafted by the team in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He’s appeared in 47 games and has started just 20 games for the team since entering the league.
He’s been a key rotational player for the Patriots, playing in multiple sets and being one of the go-to-guys when the Pats roll out an extra lineman in short-yardage situations. So the Patriots will not only need to figure out their next starting left tackle, but the swing tackle spot as well.
— By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman, 985TheSportsHub.com