Bills trade Russell Bodine to the Patriots

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The Patriots obviously saw a need to upgrade their offensive line, and were willing to deal within the division to fix it.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots are acquiring center Russell Bodine from the Bills in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

Bodine, 27, has 74 career starts, including 10 last year with the Bills. A former fourth-round pick of the Bengals, he gives the Patriots some solid depth after David Andrews was diagnosed with blood clots.

The Patriots previously dealt for Ravens offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor and Cardinals offensive lineman Korey Cunningham, and may not be done.

It’s the second trade of a spare offensive lineman the Bills have made this week, after they sent Wyatt Teller to the Browns. That’s a good sign that Mitch Morse is recovering and is ready to go.

56 responses to “Bills trade Russell Bodine to the Patriots

  1. Belichick will cut 1 or 2 of these 3 players he has traded for this week…and haters will say he failed.

    Yet, he is playing the odds and seeing which one or two might work out.

    All while giving up late rounds picks for each of them.

    FYI: Belichick currently has 11 NFL draft picks for 2020.

  2. eroschmidt says:

    August 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    he was getting cut anyway – thanks for the 6th round pick in April!

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    Bills fans already looking ahead to next years draft….makes sense…

  3. BB trades 7th round pick and corner he would have cut to Denver for 6th round pick.

    He then trades 6th round pick for a center who could play this year.

    This nets out to trading a 7th round pick for a center this year.

    If I did not mess that up, good deal.

  4. eroschmidt says:
    August 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    he was getting cut anyway – thanks for the 6th round pick in April!

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    Cool.

    How did Drew Bledsoe work out for you guys?

    Your 1st round pick for Blesode turned into Ty Warren in 2003.

    He started at DE and won 2 Super Bowls for the Patriots.

    Enjoy your 6th rounder! FYI: Belichick still has 11 draft picks for next April.

  5. A sixth round pick is unlikely to make the Pats, but don’t give them away either. I did not see a Buffalo 53 man projection with this guy’s name on it. They could have gotten Bodine without giving up a pick.

  6. Absolute worst division in football. The Pats are spotted 6 wins at the start of every season. I’m surprised the Bills didn’t throw in a future 2nd to sweeten the pie for Bill.

  7. The Bills have made some odd decisions with these OL trades. Bodine isn’t good but I don’t know what gives them the utmost confidence to trade Teller after a year. He graded out in the high 70’s in run blocking and pass blocking by PFF and he was the 24th OVERALL OL. If you don’t want to go by PFF he only allowed 1 pressure per game when the Bills threw him in there and zero sacks. You don’t give away young OL for peanuts. Not sure Ryan Bates has a large enough sample size to really justify it either but I guess you just have to hope they are right because what was a deep OL is looking thing all of a sudden.

  8. Was going to be cut, so yeah, we’ll take the 6th.
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    Darn it! You Bills got us again. One of these days the Patriots will get one over on the Bills. One of these days! (Shakes fist full of Super Bowl rings. In fact one finger has 2 rings on it.)

  9. eroschmidt says:
    August 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    he was getting cut anyway – thanks for the 6th round pick in April!
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    Pick #192 overall in the draft for those who keep score.

  10. They could have gotten Bodine without giving up a pick.
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    probably not. The Pats are #32 out of 32 teams in the waver order. So trading the pick is a way to by pass the line.

  11. Note to NFL front offices: If you look at your phone and you see Belichick or the Patriots’ numbers come up, hit send to voicemail.

  12. weeisux says:
    August 30, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    A sixth round pick is unlikely to make the Pats, but don’t give them away either. I did not see a Buffalo 53 man projection with this guy’s name on it. They could have gotten Bodine without giving up a pick
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    As a veteran Bodine would have been subject to waivers if cut. There are 30 teams in line ahead of New England when it comes to claiming any waived player

  13. Why does anyone trade players to the Patriots?
    Making them better doesn’t help the other 31 teams.
    Stop the insanity!

  14. Not sure I love the Bodine trade for the Bills…I have liked a lot of the moves the front office has made, particularly on defense, but trading Bodine considering Morse was in protocol doesn’t add up. He must have been on the shopping block internally and the Pat’s couldn’t have gotten him with the bottom waiver priority so it works for both teams…but I never like trading with the Pats..why even try to make them better…. we’ll see

  15. officialgame says:
    August 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    Absolute worst division in football.
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    You are absolutely correct, unless you go looking at winning percentages of the entire nfl. But other then that, dead accurate.

  16. ryann252013 says
    He graded out in the high 70’s in run blocking and pass blocking by PFF and he was the 24th OVERALL OL
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    Makes you wonder why teams have their own scouts and analytic depts. When they could use PFF instead.

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    Never trade with your division rival. SMH. #sameolebills
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    I’m sure the Patriots could have picked him up after he was cut by the Bills in a few days for nothing, Yet Beane was able to swipe a 6th round pick for him.

  18. Pats must have seen a value in this particular player that they were willing to give up a sixth round pick to guarantee they get him as, even if he was cut, he would have to pass through the waiver claims of every other team in the AFC by virtue of their being the reigning division champion. As such, there is no guarantee he would still be there for them to claim. The evil genius must have felt it was worth a sixth round pick to obtain a player at a critical position if or until David Andrews returns.

  19. probably not. The Pats are #32 out of 32 teams in the waver order. So trading the pick is a way to by pass the line.
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    Wrong. Teams don’t put waiver claims in on veteran players

  20. The Pats wouldn’t get him on the waiver wire when he was released and he was getting cut. It is actually a win-win for both teams as much the partisan fans on both sides talking here would like you to believe.

  21. @livefrondeltatwpmi

    That’s why I gave the basic stats immediately after. 8 pressures over 8 games (1 pressure per game) and 0 sacks allowed. Let’s stop acting like Beane wins every trade because he doesn’t and he’s made the Bills older and less deep on the OL for no reason.

  22. Gillislee is hanging with the old crew from the Bills. He is actually their leader because he was the only one to actually make it to the playoffs. Hogan will become the leader when he quits playing because of the rings.
    Do the bills have a drive thru window yet? It would make things easier… Just saying.

  23. Has anyone actually watched Bodine play? He’s AWFUL, total liability.

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    BB has a knack to bring out the best of some players.

    Maybe he will make it. Maybe he won’t.

    But BB will coach him up.

  24. sure Beane is a genius. one more crack on the noggin and morse will say “Im done”, especially with the current vibe. all I know is buffalo loaded up on old free agent OL guys at the expense of developing young guys. the desperation is obvious. so much for the “process”…..

  25. One sports writer said of Bodine “he looks like he’s playing on roller skates”. You can’t “coach up” weakness. He’s undersized and doesn’t seem to have any fire in the belly. Cincy fans told us he was awful when we were jammed with Woods surprise retirement. I found out quickly theft were right. This has to be just a way to pump him for info.

  26. BB sits bodine down in a dark room:tell me what makes the bills so good.

    Bodine looks at him very confused.

    Yeah that’s why they traded for him. Do you proof read or do you just hit post comment.

  27. According to Buffalo rumblings and another Buffalo bills site, they spoke good about bodine. 10 games started and only 3 penalties and 0 sacks allowed. He broke his leg in week 12 and missed OTAs.No experience at playing guard so would have been only a back up center. They even said they should trade him for a mid round pick to a center needy team.That was in July. I think I will believe them instead of the “he is awful” posters.

  28. BB, I would guess, watched game tapes of him playing… What say you.?

    As for the he was on roller skates comment. That was in the annual blue and red scrimmage on August 3rd of this year and he probably wasn’t at full strength. That D-line puts alot of players on roller skates.

  29. Lol. Listen, maybe the pats get something out of him, but saying the Bills messed up and traded somebody good is incredibly ignorant. Bodine was bad. Cincy fans said he was bad too. Dude gets manhandled. He was traded because he was going to be beat out by 2 other guys who play other posistions, and center, better than he does. So he was, at best, the 4th option at center for the Bills. Pats had a need, Bills had a player that wasn’t on the street all off-season. Boom. That’s it. If Bodine starts, you’re going to have a bad time. PFF has him ranked near the bottom of O-Line grades the past 3 to 4 years.

  30. That whole line was a mess last year. To blame it all on one player is crazy. They still have work to do on that line. Karras is going to be the starter and bodine(if he stays) will be the backup. If he does play, he will have Mason and Thuney instead of Ducasse and Miller (who was ranked even lower). Not saying he will be great, but Scar and BB see something and I trust their eyesight. It may or may not work, but having talent around you usually helps.

  31. mikespillane337….nah….i don’t proofread. I was under the impression fans with an IQ out of double digits will get it easily. I got big fingers and a small screen. Predictive text often changes it at post. Sorry you got so confused……. more confused. They didn’t say that adv not Bodine after a scrimmage in early August. It was recent. BB won’t sit him in a dark room, he’d get scared. If you don’t think BB knows the Bills are an up and coming team, you just don’t know football. There oing a weak spot on the roster except maybe punter. There are tough cuts coming. Teams, including the Pats, will be going through our bargain bin. Bodine was partly responsible for last years debacle. He’s the center. It all starts there. He was replaced by Groy soon in the season, because he just couldn’t play. Groy want a center, but Bodine lost his job to him. What Buffalo Rumblings said much earlier in the season is probably a fan contributor, as they sometimes let them write a column. You go with the stats all you want. No one will tel you hes a by good from here or Cincy. It was a” Hail Mary” move by Buffalo to replace Woods with someone with starting experience on the cheap, add they knew they had to clear cap space last year anyway. Some guys just font know football, and are set off by guys who do.

  32. Russ Bodine started at RG last night, for those saying he’s any good. He’ll last just as long up in NE as Cory Coleman did. They’re simply kicking the tires on him for a low round pick that wouldn’t have made their roster next season anyway. And they’re not probing him for info on the offense since Dabol is from the NE tree. Stop over thinking this…. Bills fans were petrified of him being the backup C.

  33. The Bengals fans said “he was bad”.. That’s funny. PFF ranked them 27th going into this year even after they drafted Billy Price to replace Bodine. Guess it wasn’t just bodine. Price never graded over a 64.
    If your Oline is bad what is the defense going to do? Teams can keep an extra blocker in to cover a weak spot. But 27th and 29th ranked lines have more than one weak spot. The Patriots Oline is way up in the rankings. So bodine (if he sticks) will be OK. They have had injuries to key players and hardly had a hiccup. The grass is green.

  34. He took over in week 3 and started every game until he broke his leg in week 12. He replaced gory(I know it’s groy) not the other way you coded it. Take notes… I’ll teach you something.

    Your turn… Prove me wrong.

  35. joeblowtoronto…I was agog when they traded for Bates. He can play all 5 line positions, but his best is center. the Bills kept Morse out for precautionary reasons, not necessity. He could have practiced or played. Proof? Beane said during the game last night while in the booth in the 3rd with Steve Tasker, Hey! Guess what? Morse is out of concussion protocol, and Kroft may not go on PUP. Beane is wily. Bodine rots out loud, and anyone who thinks the Pats got a steal is deluded. He’ll be gone soon when BB finds out he is as bad as we said he is. If I were a Pats fan, I’d be more concerned the team was wasting draft picks, which Belichek covets on a hump. The line must be awful without Andrews. Stidman plays by game 6.

  36. EJ says:
    August 30, 2019 at 1:32 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    Never trade with your division rival. SMH. #sameolebills
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    I’m sure the Patriots could have picked him up after he was cut by the Bills in a few days for nothing, Yet Beane was able to swipe a 6th round pick for him.

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    According to NFL.COM… Bodine is not subject to the waiver wire.

    Once the waiver period starts each year through the trading deadline, a vested veteran — a player who has acquired four years of pension credit — is not subject to the waiver system if the club decides to release him. That means if a team decides to release a vested veteran, the league considers his contract to be terminated immediately and he is free to negotiate and sign with any other club.

  37. Putting your hopes in morse to be the anchor of the line, a player who averaged 9 starts the last 2 years and has had multiple concussionios. Not to mention other injuries and couldn’t make it through the first week of preseason. He cleared concussion protocol that he has been on for weeks, not days, weeks. Ummm OK.

  38. streetyson says:
    August 30, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    Bills just made a mistake, but prob talked Belichick up from a 7th and thought they’d won.
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    Bills were going to cut him and yet they got something for nothing. So who won this trade? Oh right, the Patriots cause they win every trade/free agent pickup.

  39. mikespillane337 says:
    August 30, 2019 at 10:58 pm
    He took over in week 3 and started every game until he broke his leg in week 12. He replaced gory(I know it’s groy) not the other way you coded it. Take notes… I’ll teach you something.

    Your turn… Prove me wrong.
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    And the Bills O-line was terrible last year. This guy was going to be cut but the Bills GM was able to get a 6th for him (we all know you Pats homer’s get all excited for 6th round picks). Hey how did that Mike Gillislee pick up go?

    Your turn…..oh wait I know what you’re going to say “well hurr dur we got Stephon Gilmore hurr durr”

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