Aug 28, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. (35) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos trade rookie CB Kary Vincent Jr. to Eagles

The Denver Broncos traded rookie cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday for a sixth-round pick in 2022, multiple outlets reported.

The Broncos parlay Vincent, a seventh-round pick in 2021, up one round despite the 22-year-old being inactive for all eight games this season.

With the trades of Vincent on Tuesday and Von Miller on Monday, the Broncos come away with extra picks in the second, third and sixth rounds in 2022, giving them 11 total and five in the first 100 picks.

The Broncos needed to clear roster space with the impending returns of cornerbacks Essang Bassey and Michael Ojemudia.

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Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) runs on the field against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jets trade TE Daniel Brown for Chiefs G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

The New York Jets are trading tight end Daniel Brown to the Kansas City Chiefs for guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, according to multiple reports ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.

Brown, 29, has mostly played special teams this season and has no catches in seven games.

He has 44 receptions for 420 yards and two touchdowns in 81 games (12 starts) with the Baltimore Ravens (2015-16), Chicago Bears (2016-18) and Jets.

Duvernay-Tardif, 30, has not played since the 2019 season. A physician, he opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In August, he broke a bone in his hand and ultimately lost his starting position at right guard to rookie Trey Smith. Duvernay-Tardif has been a healthy scratch throughout this season.

Duvernay-Tardif started 57 of his 60 games from 2015-19 with the Chiefs, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2014.

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Melvin Ingram (8) throws down Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) as he throws and is flagged for roughing the passer in the second quarter of the NFL Week 3 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. The Bengals led 14-7 at halftime.

Cincinnati Bengals At Pittsburgh Steelers

Chiefs land LB Melvin Ingram in swap with Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers traded pass rusher Melvin Ingram to the Kansas City Chiefs hours before the trade deadline Tuesday, the 32-year-old linebacker told multiple outlets.

NFL Network reports the Steelers will receive a 2022 sixth-round draft pick for Ingram, who is being acquired to boost the pass rush for Kansas City.

Ingram signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers at the start of training camp. The Chiefs hosting Ingram on a springtime free agency visit but he did not receive a contract offer. The Miami Dolphins also expressed interest in Ingram during free agency.

But Ingram reportedly had been disgruntled with his role on the team and asked for a trade. The 32-year-old appeared in six games (one start) with Pittsburgh and played on 62 percent of the team’s defensive snaps – a drop from 82 percent last season in his final year with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Chargers selected him with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Ingram has appeared in 119 games (87 starts), tallying 370 tackles, 50 sacks, three interceptions, 29 passes defensed, 14 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

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Aug 28, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) shakes hands with Los Angeles Rams tight end Kendall Blanton (86) before the coin toss at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Rams land pass rusher Von Miller in trade with Broncos

Von Miller was traded from the Denver Broncos to the Los Angeles Rams in a blockbuster deal agreed to on the eve of the NFL trade deadline, according to multiple reports.

Miller, inactive for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team, can become a free agent at the end of the 2021 season after eight years with the Broncos.

ESPN reported the Rams part with second- and third-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft but will pay only $700,000 of Miller’s remaining $9.7 million salary. The Broncos will pay the balance, per the report.

Miller missed the entire 2020 season with an ankle injury and has been sidelined by an ankle injury for almost two weeks. His physical exam, required before trades are approved, could be critical to the deal becoming official before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline.

Miller, 32, has 4.5 sacks in seven games this season and 110.5 sacks in his career. The prospect of blocking Miller and All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who has 5.0 sacks this season and 90.5 in his career, would be daunting for most teams.

Four of Miller’s sacks this season were recorded in September and he has gone three consecutive games without one.

Rams general manager Les Snead has a reputation for punting draft capital and chasing big names via trade. Among the many deals Snead has triggered, he parted with first-round draft picks for current quarterback Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions) and cornerback Jalen Ramsey (Jacksonville Jaguars).

Snead also acquired running back Sony Michel from the New England Patriots prior to the start of the regular season after starter Cam Akers was injured before training camp.

In previous years, he used draft picks to land wide receiver Brandin Cooks, cornerback Marcus Peters and cornerback Aqib Talib.

Miller did not practice last week. He last played Oct. 21 at Cleveland.

The Rams are 7-1 and tied with the Arizona Cardinals for first place in the NFC West entering Week 9, when Los Angeles welcomes the Tennessee Titans.

Denver picked up a $7 million team option on Miller’s contract in March 2021 that triggered the final year of a six-year, $114 million deal signed in 2016, when the Broncos used the franchise tag to retain him.

Miller was the No. 2 overall pick out of Texas A&M in 2011.

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Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver DeSean Jackson (1) waves to the crowd as he leaves the field after the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Rams seek trade partner for WR DeSean Jackson

The Los Angeles Rams and wideout DeSean Jackson have mutually agreed to seek a trade partner, NFL Network reported Friday.

The 34-year-old veteran only has eight catches through seven games this season, although he has turned them into 221 yards (27.6 yards per reception).

Jackson caught three passes for 120 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, in a Week 3 win against Tampa Bay.

He has 620 catches for 10,877 yards and 57 touchdowns in 167 games (154 starts) with the Philadelphia Eagles (2008-13, 2019-20), Washington (2014-16), Tampa Bay (2017-18) and Los Angeles.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection led the NFL in yards per catch in 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

A Los Angeles native, Jackson signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Rams in March. Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson have been the favorite targets this season for quarterback Matthew Stafford.

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Oct 24, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) takes on the field with defensive end Zach Sieler (92) and offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg (74) prior the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

As trade winds swirl, Tua Tagovailoa confident he’s Dolphins QB

Tua Tagovailoa hears the trade rumors and reads some of the reports indicating the Miami Dolphins are poised to acquire Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans.

What level of concern does Tagovailoa have at present that he’s on the outs in Miami?

“I don’t even know when the trade deadline is,” Tagovailoa said matter of factly about the deadline, which is Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. ET.

Watson, who requested a trade this spring, has been inactive for all seven games in Houston and is not likely to play again for the team paying a 2021 cap charge of $67.14 million for the right not to play him.

Watson reportedly had approved a deal to the Dolphins, but no other teams, as of Wednesday morning. His status with the league during an active criminal and league investigation into allegations of sexual assault and misconduct from 22 women who’ve also filed civil lawsuits is unclear.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said during owner’s meetings that the league investigation is “ongoing” and said the criminal investigation by police authorities takes priority.

In the meantime, as the current starter in Miami, Tagovailoa is coming off of a four-touchdown game in a 30-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. And conversations with head coach Brian Flores apparenty have put his mind at ease about his job security with the 1-6 Dolphins.

“I have utmost confidence and trust I am the quarterback of this team,” the 23-year-old said Wednesday. “Off conversations I’ve had with Flo, those will stay private, I feel very confident I’m the person.”

Tagovailoa said he understands “nothing is fair” but indicated he doesn’t “not feel wanted” by the Dolphins, who selected him with the No. 5 overall pick in teh 2020 NFL Draft.

Watson led the NFL in passing yards last season with 4,823 yards and has a four-year, $156 million contract through 2025. Any team making a trade for Watson not only must navigate the uncertainty of his legal and league standing, but absorb a deal with a $35 million base salary in 2022.

The Texans reportedly are asking for three first-round picks in return for Watson.

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Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA;  Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Kenny Young (41) reacts after a sack of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the third quarter of the game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos acquire LB Kenny Young from Rams

The Denver Broncos addressed their linebacker shortage Monday by acquiring Kenny Young from the Los Angeles Rams.

The Broncos also will receive a seventh-round pick from the 2024 NFL Draft in the deal. The Rams will receive a sixth-round selection in that same draft.

Eight-time Pro Bowl selection Von Miller became the latest Denver linebacker to sustain an injury. Miller injured his ankle during Thursday’s 17-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns, becoming the eighth injured linebacker for the Broncos — with six of them on injured reserve.

Young, 26, has recorded 46 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in seven games (all starts) this season. The UCLA product is in the final season of his original four-year deal after he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 and becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2022.

Young has 166 tackles, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 53 career games (19 starts) with the Rams and the Baltimore Ravens (2018-19). Los Angeles is expected to find more playing time for rookie linebacker Ernest Jones, a third-round draft pick out of South Carolina.

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Aug 27, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly (91) on the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings trade DE Stephen Weatherly to Broncos

The Minnesota Vikings traded defensive end Stephen Weatherly to the Denver Broncos on Saturday.

The Broncos will also receive a 2023 seventh-round pick, while Minnesota will receive a 2022 seventh-round selection in exchange.

Weatherly, 27, has nine tackles in six games since returning to the Vikings this season. He has played 82 snaps on defense and 114 on special teams.

A seventh-round pick by Minnesota in 2016, Weatherly spent his first four seasons with the Vikings before making nine starts last season with the Carolina Panthers.

He has 93 tackles, 20 quarterback hits, six sacks and two forced fumbles in 64 career games (16 starts).

Weatherly fills an immediate need for the injury-depleted Broncos (3-4), who placed linebacker Micah Kiser (groin) on injured reserve in a corresponding move Saturday.

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Sep 24, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback CJ Henderson (23) looks on prior to a game between the Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Panthers to acquire CB CJ Henderson from Jaguars

The Carolina Panthers are set to acquire cornerback CJ Henderson from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for tight end Dan Arnold and a third-round draft pick, NFL Network reported Monday.

The Panthers will receive a fifth-round pick from the Jags, per the report. It’s unclear if the picks will be the 2022 draft.

Henderson, 22, started the first two games for the Jags this season but was inactive for Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He missed practice Thursday with an illness.

The 2020 first-round pick has 8.0 tackles on the season and 44 in 10 career games. The former Florida star has one career interception and one forced fumble.

Arnold, 26, has seven receptions for 84 yards in three games (one start) this season. The Jaguars will be his fourth team since debuting with the New Orleans Saints in 2018.

The Panthers had a need at corner after rookie CB Jayecee Horn suffered three broken bones in his foot in Thursday night’s win vs. the Houston Texans.

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Sep 12, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker Jamie Collins (8) celebrates after recovering a fumble during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Lions confirm LB Jamie Collins on trade block

Lions linebacker Jamie Collins was excused from the team facility on Thursday as Detroit shops for a trade partner.

Head coach Dan Campbell said Thursday that Collins has taken a commendable approach to the Lions’ decision to push other players into larger roles.

Collins, 31, was not at practice and could be released if a trade doesn’t materialize.

“He gave what he had, and we felt like it was time to move on. … We’re in a different place,” Campbell said Thursday.

Campbell pointed to Derrick Barnes as a player who earned a larger role following the Week 2 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Barnes played special teams Monday but was not used on defense.

Collins had 101 tackles in 14 games for the Lions last season.

He turns 32 next month and is in his 10th NFL season, having also played for the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns.

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