FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they had traded OL Justin Herron to the Las Vegas Raiders. Terms of the exchange were not announced. Additionally, the Patriots announced that they had signed K Tristan Vizcaino (pronounced – vizz-KANE-oh) to the practice squad.
Herron, 26, was drafted by New England in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft at Wake Forest. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound player played in 28 regular season games with 10 starts in his first two NFL seasons. He started as a left tackle in the Wild Card round game at Buffalo last season. Herron dressed but did not play in the first two games of the 2022 season.
Vizcaino, 26, who spent time in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers, was signed by New England on June 10, 2022. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder was released on August 30. He has appeared in seven NFL games and is 9 of 10 on field goal attempts and 12 of 17 on extra points in games with the 49ers and Chargers. He did not sign with an NFL team after his college career in Washington, but signed a term contract with Cincinnati on February 2, 2019.