Patriots trade for Panthers' Kony Ealy in swap of Day 2 draft picks (Shutdown Corner)

Kony Ealy, right, now with the Patriots, had his best game in the Panthers’ Super Bowl loss. The Carolina Panthers have made a change at defensive end on Friday after bringing back Julius Peppers into the fold. Carolina trading DE Kony Ealy and a third-round pick to Patriots in exchange for New England’s second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.