Offensive tackle Justin Herron has been traded from the New England Patriots to the Las Vegas Raiders, ESPN reports.
The deal sees the Patriots get a 2024 sixth-round selection, while the Raiders get a 2024 seventh-rounder along with Herron.
For New England, this move also frees up a roster spot that will likely be used for defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale, who is eligible to return from his two-game suspension.
6-foot-5, 305-pound Herron, who started 11 games in New England during the 2020 and 2021 seasons (including playoffs), projects as a possible starter at right tackle or as a top swing tackle.
Herron entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft choice of the Patriots back in 2020 out of Wake Forest.
Raiders offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler — formerly the Patriots’ director of player personnel — both know Herron well from their time in New England.