The New England Patriots have traded for Buffalo Bills center Russell Bodine according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
A rare in-division trade: Bills are trading C Russell Bodine to the New England Patriots, sources tell @Marcel_LJ and me.
Bodine is the third OL the Patriots have traded for this week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2019
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots will trade a sixth-round pick for Bodine.
Buffalo’s center Mitch Morse appears to be getting healthier, meaning the Bills have no use for Bodine other than providing depth. New England, on the other hand, may be without center David Andrews for an extended period of time after he was hospitalized with blood clots earlier this week.
Bodine, 27, was a fourth-round selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons in Cincinnati as the starting center before being signed by the Bills last offseason.