New England Patriots

Eric Saubert of the Atlanta Falcons runs with a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 17, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The Patriots on Monday acquired tight end Eric Saubert from the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a conditional draft pick. The Falcons have made the trade official.

According to Mike Reiss, the conditional pick is in the seventh round.

The Falcons originally drafted Saubert in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. He’s played in 30 of a possible 32 games in his first two seasons, including all 16 (one start) in 2018.

Saubert played 292 snaps on special teams in 2018, second-most on the Falcons. The third tight end in the pecking order offensively, Saubert caught just five of nine targets for 48 yards.

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