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Panthers trade Ealy to New England

Friday, March 10, 2017

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Carolina Panthers' Kony Ealy (94) reaches to intercept an Arizona Cardinals pass in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Kony Ealy has a new home after spending his first four years in the National Football League with the team that drafted him.

The Carolina Panthers traded Ealy and a third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for New England's second-round pick on Friday.

Ealy, a former New Madrid County Central and University of Missouri standout, finished with five sacks with the Panthers and lost his starting job to Wes Horton last season. Ealy was a second-round pick for the Panthers in 2014 and had 14 sacks through his first three seasons.