Report: Bills trade Russell Bodine to the Patriots

August 30, 2019
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The Buffalo Bills have traded another offensive lineman on Friday as the roster cut down day approaches on Saturday at 4 p.m.

A day after trading guard Wyatt Teller to the Cleveland Browns, multiple reports have indicated that the Bills have traded center Russell Bodine to the New England Patriots in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

While the Bills have not made the trade official yet, our own Sal Capaccio confirms that Bodine has been traded to the Patriots.

The 27-year-old never made it to his second season with the Bills after signing as a free agent last offseason. Bodine started in 10 games for the Bills at center last season before having his season cut short due to a broken leg.

Bodine was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round (111th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft out of North Carolina. He ended up playing four seasons in Cincinnati, starting in all 64 games that he appeared in with the Bengals.

The Patriots recently lost their starting center, David Andrews, after he was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs. The 27-year-old's season is in jeopardy after starting in all 16 games for the Patriots last season, as well as starting in 57 of 60 career games played in New England.

The Bills currently have nine picks upcoming in the 2020 NFL Draft after Friday's trade:

Bills current 2020 draft picks: 1,2,3,4,5,5,6,6,6.

Their seventh round pick belongs to the Browns in the Corey Coleman trade from last year.

— Sal Capaccio -- (@SalSports) August 30, 2019