BOSTON (CBS) — Duke Dawson’s Patriots career has come to an end without the defensive back ever playing in a real game for New England.

The Patriots traded last year’s second-round pick to the Broncos on Friday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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The Patriots also sent a seventh-round pick to Denver with Dawson, and they’ll receive Denver’s sixth-round pick next year.

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Dawson missed most of his rookie season after being placed on injured reserve in early September. He did return from IR late in the year but was never activated for a game, as the Patriots embarked on a Super Bowl run.

Dawson recorded three tackles in the Patriots’ preseason finale on Thursday night against the Giants.

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The Patriots drafted Dawson with the 56th overall pick in 2018 out of Florida.