Barkevious Mingo to Patriots: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

August 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns traded linebacker and former first-round draft pick Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots on Thursday.
The Browns announced the trade, adding they will receive a 2017 fifth-round pick from the Patriots.
ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the news. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Mingo will join the Patriots on Thursday night.
The Detroit Lions also "made a play" for Mingo, according to Rapoport. 
Per Schefter, linebacker Rob Ninkovich could miss the start of the regular season for the Pats due to a torn triceps muscle, which would create a pass-rushing opening.
Mingo was the sixth pick in the 2013 draft, but he never developed into the every-down impact player on the defensive side the Browns were looking for when they selected the former LSU Tigers standout.
He played in 15 games in each of his first two seasons with the Browns and notched seven sacks and 55 solo tackles. He was often a non-fac...

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