Details On Trade For Jermaine Eluemunor; Who Will Start At C For Patriots

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As reported previously here on NFLNews.co, the New England Patriots have traded for offensive guard/tackle Jermaine Eluemunor from the Baltimore Ravens.

New England sent a fourth-round pick in exchange for Eluemunor and a sixth-round pick from the Ravens, per Adam Schefter.

Jamison Hensley reports Eluemunor was originally the favorite to start a left guard for the Ravens, but he fell out of favor after failing a conditioning test earlier this offseason. Also, injuries prevented him from practicing regularly.

The Pats have been adding to their offensive line in light of news that starting center David Andrews may miss the entire 2019 season due to a pulmonary embolism. Ted Karras, originally a backup guard, is set to start at center Week 1 for New England.

Eluemunor was selected by the Ravens in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft. He was in the second year of a four-year, $2.66 million deal when the Ravens cut him prior to last season. He later made the team’s practice squad and was promoted in October. Baltimore brought him back in April and he’ll be a restricted free agent in 2020.

Last season, Eluemunor played in nine games for the Ravens and started one of them.