FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have acquired LB Mack Wilson in a trade with the Cleveland Browns in exchange for DL Chase Winovich. In addition, the Patriots announced that they have traded G Shaq Mason to Tampa Bay in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round draft pick.
Wilson, 24, is a veteran of three NFL seasons with Cleveland after joining the team as a fifth-round draft pick (155th overall) out of Alabama in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1, 233-pounder has played in 43 regular season games with 28 starts and has accumulated 153 tackles, one sack, one interception, nine passes defensed and one forced fumble. He has played in two postseason games with three total tackles. Last season, Wilson played in 14 games with six starts for the Browns, finishing with 33 tackles.
Winovich, 26, originally joined New England as a third-round draft pick (77th overall) out of Michigan in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder has played in 45 regular season games with nine starts and has registered 69 total tackles, 11 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and a blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown. Last season, Winovich played in 13 games and finished with five tackles and six special teams tackles.
Mason, 28, is veteran of seven NFL seasons after joining New England as a fourth-round draft pick (131st overall) out of Georgia Tech in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1, 310-pounder has played in 103 games with 98 starts, 88 at right guard and 10 at left guard. He has also started in 13 postseason games and has been a part of two Super Bowl champion teams with New England. Last season, Mason started in all 15 games that he played and one postseason game at right guard.