FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots redistributed the depth on their roster Tuesday, acquiring tight end Asante Cleveland in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for offensive lineman Jordan Devey, sources tell ESPN.
The Patriots are thin at tight end with Scott Chandler and Jake Bequette injured, and having previously waived Tim Wright, their No. 3 tight end, with Tampa Bay claiming him. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Cleveland is in his second NFL season after entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami. He appeared in six games last season.
The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Devey is a third-year player out of Memphis who joined the team after initially signing with the Ravens an undrafted free agent in 2013. He spent the 2013 season on the New England practice squad. He made the active roster in 2014 and played in seven games, with four starts, and has played tackle and guard for the team.