AP source: Broncos acquire Patriots cornerback Duke Dawson
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade wasn’t announced by either team. The trade includes a swap of late-round draft picks and was first reported by NFL Network.
The Broncos also acquired a seventh-round selection from New England for a sixth-rounder in next year’s draft.
The Patriots grabbed the Florida cornerback late in the second round of the 2018 draft to possibly fill Malcom Butler’s spot. Butler signed with Tennessee that offseason after being benched at the Super Bowl.
But Dawson, the No. 56 overall pick, missed his rookie season with a hamstring injury, and New England chose former Vanderbilt cornerback Joejuan Williams in the second round this year.