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.
More news and notes around the NFL
- Cincinnati Bengals CB Chidobe Awuzie tore his ACL last night against Cleveland and will miss the rest of the season. Awuzie’s 75.5 coverage grade is a top-20 mark in the league.
- The Indianapolis Colts fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady, one week after benching quarterback Matt Ryan. Brady was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2021 after Nick Sirianni left to become the Eagles head coach.
- The Arizona Cardinals signed veteran linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who recently asked for his release in Houston.
- The New York Jets traded pass-rusher Jacob Martin and a fifth-round pick to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick.
- The Kansas City Chiefs activated rookie cornerback Trent McDuffie from IR and traded cornerback Rashad Fenton to the Falcons for a conditional seventh-round pick.
- The Seattle Seahawks waived cornerback Sidney Jones IV after failing to find a trade partner. Seattle also released receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside and signed receiver Laquon Treadwell to the practice squad.
- The Dallas Cowboys waived DT Trysten Hill, who was their second-round pick in 2019.
- The Buffalo Bills brought back a familiar face, acquiring Dean Marlowe from the Atlanta Falcons for a seventh-round pick.