FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they have acquired LB Kyle Van Noy in a trade with the Detroit Lions. Trade terms were not disclosed.
In addition, the Patriots signed DL Anthony Johnson to the practice squad. Johnson was released by the Patriots from the 53-man roster on Oct. 24, 2016. The Patriots also released OL Chase Farris from the practice squad.
Van Noy, 25, is in his third NFL season after originally joining Detroit as a second-round draft pick (40th overall) out of BYU in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 243-pounder, has played in 30 NFL games with seven starts and registered 39 total tackles, one sack and one pass defensed. Van Noy has started all seven games for Detroit in 2016 and accumulated 23 total tackles and one pass defensed.
Johnson, 23, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Miami Dolphins on May 12, 2014, out of Louisiana State. The 6-foot-2, 295-pounder, made the Miami 53-man roster as a rookie and played in seven games, recording two tackles and recovering one fumble. He was released by Miami at the end of training camp in 2015 and was signed by the Washington Redskins' practice squad in November. Johnson was released by Washington on May 2, 2016. He was signed by the Patriots on May 9, 2016, and began the season on the 53-man roster. Johnson was released on Sept. 26 and was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 28. Johnson was signed back to the 53-man roster on Oct. 15. He has played in four games with one start for the Patriots and posted nine total tackles and two passes defensed.
Farris, 23, was signed by New England to the practice squad on Oct. 5, 2016. He was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as a rookie free agent out of Ohio State on May 6, 2016. The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder, was released by Detroit on Aug. 29, 2016 and spent a couple of weeks on the Lions practice squad before being released on Sept. 21, 2016. Farris began his college career as a defensive lineman and transitioned to the offensive line following his sophomore season. He was a starter at right tackle during his senior season at Ohio State in 2015.