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Latest NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday, November 1

Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) gestures after a play in the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins acquire Bradley Chubb from the Denver Broncos

  • The Dolphins are sending a 2023 first-round pick (via San Francisco from the Trey Lance trade), a 2024 fourth-round pick and running back Chase Edmonds to Denver for Chubb and a 2025 fifth-round pick.
  • Chubb is in the final year of his rookie contract, but he’s expected to finalize a long-term deal with Miami, according to ESPN. 
  • Chubb has totaled 26 pressures and 5.5 sacks on the year, earning a career-high 74.9 PFF grade and a 79.2 pass-rush grade.
  • Miami now does not have a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL draft after losing one for tampering with Tom Brady/Sean Payton and giving up another for Chubb.

Chicago Bears trade for Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool

  • The Bears are sending their own second-round pick (not Baltimore’s via the Roquan Smith trade) to Pittsburgh for Claypool.
  • Claypool, former second-round pick in 2019, has caught 32 passes for 311 yards and one touchdown through eight games after racking up 850-plus yards in each of his first two seasons. His 61.3 PFF grade on the year is the lowest of his career.
  • Claypool has another year left on his rookie contract after this season. He’ll join Darnell Mooney as Chicago’s top-receiving options moving forward. 

Detroit Lions trade TE T.J. Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings

  • It’s a rare in-season divisional trade, as Detroit sends Hockenson, a 2023 fourth-round selection and a conditional 2024 fourth-round pick to Minnesota for a 2023 second-round pick and a 2024 third-round pick.
  • Hockenson has 26 receptions for 395 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this season, earning a 74.7 receiving grade, which ranks ninth among qualifying tight ends.
  • Hockenson leads all tight ends in yards per catch (15.2) this season, a stat in which Vikings tight ends rank last (7.3).
  • Hockenson will replace Irv Smith Jr., who was placed on injured reserve due to a high-ankle sprain that is expected to sideline him indefinitely. 

Atlanta Falcons trade Calvin Ridley to the Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Ridley is still suspended for the rest of the season for gambling, but Jacksonville will give up a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 conditional fourth-round pick.
  • The conditional pick could become a third-rounder if Ridley reaches certain statistical incentives, or it could become a second-rounder if Jacksonville signs him to an extension. He has one year remaining on his deal.
  • Ridley, a 2018 first-round pick, caught 31 passes for 281 yards with two touchdowns in five games last season before stepping away. He was coming off of a second-team All-Pro campaign in 2020 when he caught 90 passes for 1,374 yards with nine touchdowns.
  • The earliest Ridley can apply for reinstatement is February of 2023.

Miami Dolphins get RB Jeff Wilson Jr. from San Francisco

  • Miami gives up a 2023 fifth-round pick for Wilson, who will reunite with Mike McDaniel and Raheem Mostert with the Dolphins.
  • Wilson was San Francisco's lead running back before the team traded for Christian McCaffrey last week. He has rushed for 486 yards and two touchdowns in eight games, earning a 74.9 rushing grade.
  • Wilson will take Edmonds's place, as he was sent to Denver as part of the Chubb trade. 
  • Meanwhile, San Francisco is expected to get Elijah Mitchell back from injured reserve soon, as he’ll complement McCaffrey.

Buffalo Bills trade for Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines

  • Buffalo sent running back Zack Moss and a conditional 2023 sixth-round pick to Indy for Hines.
  • The Bills have been seeking a pass-catching back dating to free agency when they had an agreement with J.D. McKissic before he opted to change his mind and return to Washington.
  • Hines has been an exceptional receiving back throughout his career, with 74.0-plus receiving grades in four out of five seasons. He ranks fifth among running backs in receiving yards (1,725) since entering the league. Hines can also handle punt-return duties, something the Bills need.

Washington Commanders deal frustrated CB William Jackson to Pittsburgh Steelers

  • The Commanders will receive a sixth-round pick in 2024 in exchange for Jackson and a seventh-rounder in 2025.
  • Jackson recently requested a trade, just one year after signing a three-year, $42 million free-agent deal.
  • He struggled in Washington’s scheme, earning a 59.3 PFF grade last season and a career-low 49.6 grade this season.
  • Jackson reportedly wants to play more man coverage. The Steelers have played man coverage on 186 snaps this season, the fifth-most among teams. 

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