Even with the news that second year defensive back Cyrus Jones will be sidelined for the season with a torn right ACL, the Patriots decided to make a trade involving another one of their players in the defensive backfield. 

The Patriots sent third year cornerback Justin Coleman to the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, for a seventh round pick in the 2018 draft.

Coleman came into camp as a player many people had considered to be on the bubble to make the team's initial 53-man roster.

After spending parts of the last two seasons with New England, and playing in 20 games, Coleman didn't seem to climb up the depth chart this summer.

Thoughts surrounding a potential trade or waiver situation had been circling around the Tennessee product for the past couple of weeks.

What the deal really shows, however, is that even without Jones as an option for the secondary, New England's coaches and player personnel had Coleman on the outside looking in, in terms of a roster spot.

Coleman's trade could bode well for undrafted rookies Kenny Moore and Will Likely, who both have been battling for playing time this preseason.