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DENVER - JANUARY 14: New England Patriots helmets sit on the field before the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Denver Broncos on January 14, 2006 at in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Even with the final roster cutdowns rapidly approaching, Bill Belichick the New England Patriots remained active in the trade market with a late-night trade with the Kansas City Chiefs.

And according to the KC Star’s Herbie Teope, the deal between the longtime rivals will bring offensive lineman Yasir Durant to the Patriots in exchange for New England’s seventh-round selection in 2022.

Listed at 6-foot-6 and 331 pounds, Durant was signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2020, and spent last year on the team’s 53-man roster.

Prior to his 2020 with the Chiefs, Durant played his college football with Missouri, and served as the team’s starting left tackle spot for the final two and half seasons at Mizzou, with 33 starts in 34 games. Durant originally came to Mizzou as a junior college transfer from Arizona Western CC, and certainly appears to have some positionally versatility to his name, as he was at one point ranked as the nation’s No. 3 junior college guard prospect by ESPN.com.

This is the third trade made by the Patriots within the last week, as the team traded running back Sony Michel to the Rams last week and added cornerback Shaun Wade to the mix in a trade with the Ravens.

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