TEMPE, Arizona – Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Corey Cunningham announced Wednesday on Instagram that it was traded to New England Patriots.
The Cardinals will receive six rounds in exchange, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates.
Here's a post on Corey Cunningham's Instagram … pic.twitter.com/R84rxyPVrA
– Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) August 28, 2019
Later Cunningham deleted the post on Instagram.
Cunningham was drafted in the seventh round in 201
The 6-foot-6, 311-pound Cunningham, who plays at Cincinnati College, ranks in the first team, leaving during practice when Humphries was given days off. Cunningham was expected to be the backup left-hander for the Cardinals in 2019 with the potential to be their swinging link.
Patriots need a swing move behind predicted starting left fielder Isaiah Wynn (first phase of 2018) and veteran
Coincidentally, veteran Jared Veldheer, a former Cardinal, was a prime candidate to fill that role before retired in May. Yodny Cajuste, selected for the third round in 2019 by West Virginia, was another leading candidate, but he remains on the non-football injury list after being reported to have had a quadruple operation before the draft.
The acquisition of Cunningham most directly affects former practice squad players Dan Skipper and Cole Croston who are vying for the role.
Mike Reis of ESPN contributed to this report.