Falcons trade Ojinnaka to Pats for draft pick

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.).