Chiefs Trade Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the Jets

The bosses have agreed to act guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the Jets, according to sources who spoke with NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo (Twitter link). In return, the Jets will send tight-end Daniel Brown to Kansas City.

It appears that Duvernay-Tardif has personally signed the deal as he is one of ~ 10 NFL players who have a no-trade clause. Chiefs received – and declined – calls to LDT all summer, but they have taken Gang Green up on their offer before the deadline.

LDT was a full-time starter for Chiefs from 2015-19, but opted out of the 2020 campaign to treat COVID-19 patients. The licensed physician has not yet played this year due to a broken bone in his hand.

This is just the latest move in Chiefs’ offensive line renewal. After the Bucs beat KC’s front five in the Super Bowl, the Chiefs made a magnificent tackle deal Orlando Brown Jr. and used another round of choices to take center Creed Humphrey. LDT was supposed to be part of that lineup, but his hand injury pushed to the sixth round Trey Smith into a first-string role instead. Although he has not played since the ’19 season, LDT offers serious experience with 60 games, including 57 starts.

Brown, 29, first entered the league as an exhausted free agent from James Madison. After staying with the Ravens and Bears, he joined the Jets in 2019. He has only appeared in six games for the Jets, with the bulk of this action coming in ’19. Brown, who is better known for his block, has just 44 catches on 420 yards and two touchdowns across six and a half seasons.

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