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Patriots deal for Raiders wide receiver Gabriel

Updated: September 2, 2006, 11:19 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Oakland Raiders made the first surprise move of Saturday's final cut day by trading starting wide receiver Doug Gabriel to the New England Patriots for an undisclosed draft choice.

Clayton's take

The trade of Doug Gabriel to New England was the biggest surprise of cutdown day. It's an obvious sign that Jerry Porter has a chance to win back some playing time under Raiders coach Art Shell. The Patriots, meanwhile, had to do something to get a wide receiver. Deion Branch ...

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