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Falcons coach explains what allowed Atlanta to make trade with Patriots

The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots are in two different situations with regards to the tight end position.

The Patriots tried to improve their tight end situation by acquiring Eric Saubert from Atlanta via trade in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick Monday. Saubert caught five passes for 48 yards and zero touchdowns for the Falcons in 2018.

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn explained to reporters following the trade about what made the deal possible from Atlanta's perspective.

The Falcons have plenty of tight end depth and a clear No.