The Broncos sent the Rams a 2024 sixth-round pick in exchange for Young
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – With more and more linebackers injured, the Denver Broncos acquired linebacker Kenny Young on Monday in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams.
The Broncos they sent the Rams a 2024 sixth-round pick for Young and a 2024 seventh-round pick. Young is the second linebacker the Broncos acquired in the past three days.
The Broncos coach, Vic fangio, he noted Friday, the day after the Broncos’ 17-14 loss to the Browns on Cleveland who had three linebackers (Von Miller, Micah Kiser and Curtis Robinson) injured in the game, which the general manager George paton I was “looking” at all the options to bring some help to the job.
Young, 6 feet 1 inches and 234 pounds, in his fourth season in the NFL, had started all seven Rams games this season and played at least 40% of plays in six of them. He had one sack and seven tackles in Los Angeles’ win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The Rams They had acquired Young and a fifth-round pick in a 2019 trade that sent cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens. Young earned a starting spot in training camp this season.
Along with Young, the Rams have used undrafted free agent Troy Reeder to play most of the plays off the bench. They also have Travin Howard and rookie Ernest Jones on the roster, but neither Howard nor Jones have contributed significantly to defense.
The Broncos currently have seven linebackers on injured reserve, including three starters: Bradley Chubb (ankle), Josey Jewell (chest) and Alexander Johnson (chest). Kiser (groin) went on injured reserve on Saturday to become the seventh player at the position and 16th on the overall injured list.
Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle), who was injured in the first game of the regular season, is expected to be transferred from injured reserve to this week’s roster.
Miller (ankle) and Robinson (wrist, thumb) also suffered injuries in the loss at Cleveland they could limit them to practice in the next few days, and linebacker Aaron Patrick (ankle) didn’t practice last week and missed the Browns game.
Robinson, who was on the practice team of the Broncos Before Thursday’s game, he was already playing because Kiser, who had replaced the injured Johnson, hurt himself in the first quarter against the Browns.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Lindsey Thiry contributed to this report.