Chiefs trade RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to Jets for TE Daniel Brown – Chiefs Wire

The Kansas City Chiefs have been active at the NFL’s trade deadline.
After making a move to acquire Melvin Ingram from the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team has made a player-for-player trade as well. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Chiefs are sending former starting RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the New York Jets. In return, the Jets are sending TE Daniel Brown to Kansas City.
Brown entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015 with the Baltimore Ravens. He’s primarily been utilized as a special teamer during his career, catching 44 passes for 420 yard and two scores over the past seven seasons.
The move to trade Duvernay-Tardif clears some much-needed cap space for Kansas City. They had just around $1.05M in space available after the trade to land Ingram. Adding a player like Brown doesn’t tack much onto the salary cap for the Chiefs, he’s due less than $500K in prorated salary on the season.
Trade! The #Jets are sending tight end Dan Brown to the #Chiefs for guard Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, per sources.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 2, 2021

The team signaled that a move might be coming for Duvernay-Tardif when they made him active against the Giants on Monday night. A former sixth-round draft pick by Kansas City back in 2014, Duvernay-Tardif appeared in 60 games and started in 57 from 2015-2019 with the Chiefs. He was the starting right guard throughout the playoff run ahead of Super Bowl LIV,  and that’d be the last time he played for Kansas City. He became the first NFL player to opt out of the 2020 NFL season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, risking his life on the front lines working in a long-term care facility.
Duvernay-Tardif had a no-trade clause in his contract, which he needed to waive in order to accommodate this trade. He should have a better opportunity to start and make an impact in New York.
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