FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they have traded DB Jordan Richards to the Atlanta Falcons for a conditional draft pick.
Richards, 25, is a veteran of three NFL seasons after joining New England as a second-round draft pick (64th overall) out of Stanford in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder, has played in 41 regular-season games with seven starts and has 40 total tackles, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 10 special teams tackles. He has also played in five postseason games and has registered five total tackles and one special teams tackle. Last season, Richards played in all 16 games with five starts and totaled 22 tackles, once forced fumble, one pass defensed and five special teams tackles. He played in all three postseason games and added five total tackles and one special teams tackle.