The New England Patriots acquired center Russell Bodine from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, according to multiple reports on Friday.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the Patriots are expected to place starting center David Andrews on injured reserve. Andrews was hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs earlier this week.
Bodine will join Korey Cunningham and Jermaine Eluemunor as newcomers to the Patriots offensive line. Cunningham was acquired from the Arizona Cardinals for a sixth-round draft pick on Wednesday while Eluemunor was picked up from the Baltimore Ravens for an undisclosed draft pick.
The 27-year-old Bodine has recorded 74 career starts since being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft. He made 10 starts in his only season with the Bills in 2018.
Buffalo starting center Mitch Morse has been cleared from concussion protocol.