The New England Patriots are having quite the busy Friday.
After shipping Duke Dawson to the Denver Broncos, the Patriots acquired center Russell Bodine from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a sixth-round pick, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the news.
The Patriots need help at center with starter David Andrews expected to miss significant time due to blood clots in his lungs. They may have found it in Bodine, who started every game for the Cincinnati Bengals during his first four NFL seasons and was a 10-game starter in Buffalo last season.
This is the most accomplished OL of the three the Patriots have traded for this week. Interesting to see the Bills and Patriots make the swap. Lot of respect between those two coaching staffs. Bills OC is former Patriots assistant Brian Daboll. https://t.co/YQT0Std3uO — Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 30, 2019
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As The Boston Globe's Christopher Price points out, it's the first time the Patriots and Bills have completed a trade since 2001.
Bodine, 27, is the third offensive lineman the Patriots have added this week, joining offensive tackle Korey Cunningham and guard/tackle Jermaine Eluemunor.
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