Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to trade offensive tackle Quinn Ojinnaka to the New England Patriots.
Trade compensation is not yet known.
Ojinnaka has started 12 of his 39 games since being chosen in the fifth-round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Syracuse. A restricted free agent, Ojinnaka is set to earn $1.176 million dollars in 2010.
Ojinnaka was arrested and charged with simple battery last May after he was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife over a female friend on his Facebook account. For violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, he’s been suspended for the first game of the 2010 season.
New England has depth issues along the offensive line. Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender, and Nick Kaczur underwent back surgery and is likely to miss the 2010 season.
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff spent six seasons in the Patriots’ front office before he was hired by the Falcons in 2008.