Saints Trade Sullivan for Johnson

The New Orleans Saints have acquired WR Bethel Johnson by trading DT Johnathan Sullivan in a deal completed with New England Patriots on Monday, June 5. The trade, which is not yet final, is pending league approval.

Entering his fourth season, Johnson (5-11, 200) was a second-round pick by the Patriots in 2003. He has played in 39 contests with seven starts in his career and has notched 30 receptions for 450 yards and four touchdowns. Johnson has also been one of the NFL's best kick return specialists since joining New England, returning 102 kicks for 2,557 yards (25.1 avg.) and a pair of TDs.

Sullivan is entering his fourth season. He played in 15 games in 2005 without a start and had 42 tackles. His totals since being drafted in the first round of 2003 include 66 solo stops, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the 36 career contests he appeared in.

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