Report: Former Mizzou DE Kony Ealy traded to New England Patriots
Former Missouri DE Kony Ealy will suit up for the defending Super Bowl champions in 2017.
The Carolina Panthers have traded Ealy and a third-round pick (No. 72 overall) in 2017 to the New England Patriots for a second rounder (No. 64 overall), ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Carolina trading DE Kony Ealy and a third-round pick to Patriots in exchange for New England's second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2017
Put in other terms: the Patriots move down 8 slots in the draft to acquire Kony Ealy. An edge player for them. https://t.co/R0DxwzQHjR
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 10, 2017
The Patriots were looking for depth on the edge after DE Chris Long departed in free agency.
Ealy started six games for Carolina in 2016. He matched a career high with 5 sacks, and he also recorded an interception. The Panthers took him in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.