NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source informed of the deal, that New England will send their sixth-round pick to Tennessee for Ayers and the Titans' seventh-rounder.
The former second-round pick has been active for just two games this season. He struggled last season with just 49 tackles and a sack after going for 104 tackles and six sacks in 2012.
The 25-year-old underwent two separate knee operations in the offseason -- the knee injuries contributed to his struggles last season. There was a thought that Ayers would fit better in new defensive coordinator Ray Horton's 3-4 scheme; however, it never happened. Ayers has mostly been a healthy scratch and has played just 10 snaps in 2014.
Having played in both a 3-4 and 4-3 scheme, Ayers could provide the versatility that Bill Belichick likes in his linebackers.