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     ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with the move tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have traded center Russell Bodine to the New England Patriots for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft.

     The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity Friday because the trade hasn't been announced. first reported the trade.

     Bodine was entering his sixth NFL season, and second in Buffalo after starting 10 games at center last year. The trade comes a day after the Bills announced starting center Mitch Morse has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol, and a day before NFL teams make their final cuts to establish their 53-player rosters.

     Bodine became the odd-man out following Buffalo's extensive offseason offensive line overhaul in free agency. He was listed third on the depth chart at the position, behind Morse and another newcomer Spencer Long.

     On Thursday, Buffalo traded guard Wyatt Teller to Cleveland for a pair of draft picks.


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