TEMPE, Arizona – Cardinal Offensive against Korey Cunningham announced on Instagram Wednesday that he was sold to the New England Patriots.
The Cardinals in turn receive a sixth-round selection, a source told the ESPN NFL Insider Field with Yates.
Here's Korey Cunningham's Instagram post … pic.twitter.com/R84rxyPVrA
– Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) August 28, 2019
Cunningham posted the Instagram post later deleted.
Cunningham was drafted in Arizona's seventh round in 201
The 6-foot-6, 311-pound Cunningham, who played at college in Cincinnati, appeared in the first team as Humphries spent days out of tackle. Cunningham was expected to be the replacement of the Cardinals for the left hand in 2019, with the potential to be her swing tackle.
The Patriots need a swing tackle behind projected left-hand tackle Isaiah Wynn (first-round hit 2018) and veteran Marcus Cannon to attack properly. Coincidentally, veteran Jared Veldheer, a former cardinal, was a top candidate to fill that role before retiring in May. Yodny Cajuste, who emerged from West Virginia in the third round in 2019, was another top candidate, but remains on the list of non-football injured after being reportedly involved in a quad surgery prior to the draft.
The acquisition of Cunningham most directly affects the former practice group of players Dan Skipper and Cole Croston, who fought for this role.
Mike Reiss of ESPN contributed to this report.