The San Francisco 49ers has traded Asante Cleveland to the New England Patriots as the former had extra depth at the tight end position and the latter thin at the same spot.
The 49ers received offensive lineman Jordan Devey in the deal, reported CSNBayArea.com. Both teams also confirmed the deal on Twitter.
Patriots acquire TE Asante Cleveland from SF in exchange for OL Jordan Devey; Release LB L.J. Fort & TE Logan Stokes: http://t.co/SMEa1WRe8Q
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 18, 2015
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 18, 2015
The 23-year-old Cleveland went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, but was signed by the 49ers the same year. He played a total of six games with San Francisco but saw limited plays.
Like Cleveland, Devey was undrafted in the draft, in 2013. The 27-year-old has been with the Baltimore Ravens as a practice squad member in 2013 and the New England Patriots as part of the regular roster.