The Atlanta Falcons traded guard Quinn Ojinnaka to the New
England Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick on Monday.
Ojinnaka is suspended without pay for the season opener for
violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
He was arrested in May 2009 and charged with battery after his
wife confronted him over his contact with a female friend on
Facebook. He was accused of tossing his wife down stairs and
throwing her out of the house.
Ojinnaka started five games at right guard in 2009. The Falcons
bolstered their offensive line in the offseason by drafting guard
Mike Johnson and center Joe Hawley.
The Patriots made another move Monday by releasing defensive
back Terrence Johnson, who signed April 29 as an undrafted rookie
free agent from California (Pa.).