Pa­tri­ots trade QB Jimmy Garop­polo to 49ers

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The New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots traded QB Jimmy Garop­polo to the San Fran­cisco 49ers in ex­hange for a 2018 sec­on­dround draft pick.

The 49ers and Pa­tri­ots be­gan dis­cussing the trade the morn­ing of Oct. 30 and by evening the trade was of­fi­cially agreed upon. The 49ers have also de­cided to re­lease vet­eran quar­ter­back Brian Hoyer, a source told ESPN.

New Eng­land is on its bye week and seem to have the be­lief QB Tom Brady can play well into his 40s.

MILLER UN­DER­GOES EMER­GENCY SURGERY » Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller had surgery to save his left leg af­ter he tore an artery while dis­lo­cat­ing his knee dur­ing Sun­day’s loss at New Or­leans.

The team said the “ur­gent” op­er­a­tion Sun­day to re­pair a torn popliteal artery was suc­cess­ful. Miller re­mains at Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter New Or­leans, along with team med­i­cal per­son­nel.

Coach John Fox said a vein was taken from the right leg to fix his left one. He said the pulse in Miller’s lower leg was good and that he had feel­ing in his foot.

“Not that he’s out of the woods by any stretch, but it’s as good as could be ex­pected at this point,” Fox said.

Asked if Miller re­mains in dan­ger of los­ing his leg, Fox said: “I don’t want to go down that path, I’m not a doc­tor, I don’t know, I’m not right there, but I think they feel good about where he is right now, as it re­lates to that.”

Fox also wasn’t sure if Miller tore any lig­a­ments.

“All that stuff, they haven’t dealt with it to be quite hon­est with you so I re­ally haven’t vis­ited too much with our med­i­cal peo­ple as far as the ex­tent of the ac­tual knee in­jury,” Fox said. “Get­ting this ad­dressed was far more im­por­tant.”

Miller dis­lo­cated his knee when he landed in the end zone at­tempt­ing to catch a 25-yard touch­down pass from Mitchell Tru­bisky. The in­jury, which was re­played sev­eral times on the score­board, forced the 33-year-old tight end to be carted off and taken to the hos­pi­tal.

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