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Browns Trade OLB Barkevious Mingo To Patriots For 2017 5th-Rd Pick

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns are trading former first-round OLB Barkevious Mingo to the Patriots.

  • According to Nate Ulrich, the Browns receive a 2017 fifth-round pick from the Patriots for Mingo.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that the asking price for Mingo actually increased after the Lions made an attempt to acquire him from the Browns.
  • Rapoport adds that Mingo will fly to New England to join the Patriots Thursday evening.

Mingo has reportedly been on the trading block for the past few years, despite his draft status.

Mingo, 25, was the No. 6 overall pick back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $16.347 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 to go along with a $1,959,137 bonus in 2016.

The Browns declined Mingo’s fifth-year option back in May that would have run them $11.9 million in 2017.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing will free up $2,634,137 in available cap space while creating $2,567,182 in dead money.

In 2015, Mingo appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and recorded 24 tackles, no sacks, an interception and four pass defenses. According to Pro Football Focus, he was limited to playing just 264 total snaps for the Browns last year.