Sources: Pats trade Herron to Raiders for pick

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Justin Herron is reuniting with his former OC Josh McDaniels on the Raiders, as the Patriots traded him for a 2024 sixth-round pick, sources told ESPN.

New England Patriots trade OT Justin Herron to Las Vegas Raiders, sources say play Belichick: Patriots ready for 'big challenge' vs. Ravens (0:46) Bill Belichick says the Patriots will have to play a fundamentally sound game if they want to beat the Ravens. (0:46) 1:58 PM ET Mike Reiss Close Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 Paul Gutierrez Close Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer Covered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports Illustrated FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots have traded offensive tackle Justin Herron to the Las Vegas Raiders , reuniting Herron with his former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The Patriots will receive a 2024 sixth-round pick from the Raiders in the trade, while Herron and a 2024 seventh-round pick go to the Raiders, according to sources familiar with the terms. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Herron, who started 11 games under McDaniels in New England during the 2020 and 2021 seasons (including playoffs), projects as a possible starter at right tackle or as a top swing tackle. The Raiders (0-2) lost projected starting right tackle Brandon Parker to a season-ending triceps injury in the opening week of the preseason, and 2021 first-round draft pick Alex Leatherwood was released at the end of training camp after struggling. Veteran Jermaine Eluemunor has started the first two games of the season at right tackle, and 2022 seventh-round pick Thayer Munford Jr . of Ohio State has rotated in at times. Editor's Picks Source: NFL warns Arians over sideline conduct 3h Jenna Laine Are the Eagles this good? Are the Bengals this bad? We rated 32 early-season NFL surprises 6h ESPN NFL Nation reporters 1 Related McDaniels and Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler -- formerly the Patriots' director of player personnel -- know Herron well, having worked with him closely after the Patriots selected him in the sixth round of the 2020 draft out of Wake Forest. They also saw him up close in August when the Patriots and Raiders practiced together before playing each other in the preseason finale. Herron started six games as a rookie -- four at left tackle, one at right tackle and one as an eligible tight end. In 2021, he started two regular-season games at left tackle and two regular-season games at right tackle, and then started the Patriots' playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills at left tackle. He hasn't played in the Patriots' first two games this season. In March 2021, Herron was honored as a hero by the Tempe (Arizona) Police Department for helping to stop an attempted sexual assault in a local park.