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Patriots trade OL Justin Herron to Las Vegas Raiders

Justin Herron was a sixth-round pick by the Patriots in the 2020 NFL Draft.Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

The Patriots traded Justin Herron and a 2024 seventh-round draft pick to the Raiders Wednesday, a league source confirmed. New England received a 2024 sixth-round selection in exchange for the offensive tackle.

Herron played zero snaps through two weeks but did start 10 games since being drafted in the sixth round in 2020. He was behind starters Trent Brown and Isaiah Wynn, as well as Yodny Cajuste, on the depth chart.

Herron played his first two professional seasons with Josh McDaniels, now the Raiders’ head coach, as his offensive coordinator.

The Patriots have Marcus Cannon and Kody Russey on the practice squad and it’s likely one or both could be elevated for Sunday’s game.


Herron’s spot on the 53-man roster was taken by defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale, who finished serving a two-game league suspension for an unspecified reason.

Jim McBride can be reached at james.mcbride@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @globejimmcbride.