Josh McDaniels has apparently taken another misfit Patriot off of Bill Belichick's hands.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots have traded backup tackle Justin Herron to Las Vegas for an unspecified swap of 2024 draft picks.
A sixth-round pick of the Patriots in 2020, Herron entered the season as a primary option to back up Isaiah Wynn and Trent Brown as a swing tackle. But a rough training camp and preseason combined with the apparent ascendance of 2019 third-round pick Yodny Cajuste opened the door for Herron to become expendable.
Cajuste now has won the backup role behind Wynn and Brown, who have both managed to stay healthy through two games.
Meanwhile, Herron gets a fresh start, along with former Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham, with his old offensive coordinator in McDaniels.