CLEVELAND-- The Barkevious Mingo era has come to a close in Cleveland.
After spending most of the preseason fighting for playing time, Mingo is on his way to New England in a trade with the Patriots.
The Browns will receiver a 2017 fifth-round pick in return for the linebacker.
Mingo, 25, is the latest in a long line of Cleveland's former first-round draft picks to find their way out of town.
The No. 6 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft joins Phil Taylor (No. 21, 2011), Trent Richardson (No. 3, 3012), Brandon Weeden (No. 22, 2012) and Johnny Manziel (No. 22, 2014) as first-round picks that have either been traded or released by the Browns over the previous five seasons.
Over his three seasons in Cleveland, Mingo finished with 70 total tackles, 38 assists and seven sacks-- five of which came in his rookie season. He also finished with an interception and 11 pass deflections.
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