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Andy Dalton not in Patriots’ immediate plans, per report

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The Bengals likely lose another potential trade partner.

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The Bengals hit another snag in their plan to trade Andy Dalton.

After the Bears traded for Nick Foles, the Patriots seemed like the last option the Bengals had. The Patriots let Tom Brady walk, so they’re looking for a new quarterback for the first time in 20 years.

According to Jeff Howe of the Athletic, the Patriots aren’t interested in acquiring Dalton.

The Patriots seem like they are satisfied with Jarrett Stidham right now. Their second year quarterback out of Auburn has four career passing attempts, with two completions, 14 yards, and an interception.

The only other quarterback on the roster is former Browns passer Cody Kessler. The Patriots could use a veteran quarterback badly, but perhaps the Bengals’ price tag was too high for what would end up being a backup.

As for the Bengals, they are running out of options. The Chargers are probably the only team left that they could potentially trade with. But any agreement would be contingent on what the Chargers do in the draft.