Report: Patriots trade Herron for Raiders, trade 2024 draft picks originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The New England Patriots are trading offensive tackle Justin Herron to the Las Vegas Raiders, according to multiple reports.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported the Patriots will receive the Raiders’ 2024 sixth-round draft pick and Las Vegas will receive New England’s 2024 seventh-round pick as part of the deal.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked in his press conference on Wednesday to confirm the news. He said, “No, but if we can, if we can, we will.”
Trent Brown started on the left tackle and Isaiah Wynn started the first two games of the season on the right tackle. The Patriots also have tackles Yodny Cajuste on the 53-man roster and Marcus Cannon on the practice squad.
Herron’s departure opens a place on the list for defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale, who will be eligible to return from suspension this week.
Herron was a sixth-round draft pick (195th overall) by the Patriots in 2020. He played in 28 games in his first two seasons, including 10 starts.
This transaction marks the second between the two teams since former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels left Foxboro to become Raiders head coach in January. New England also traded quarterback Jarrett Stidham to Las Vegas in May.