Five months after the Matt Cassel trade rumors reached Jay Cutler’s sensitive ears, the Broncos and Patriots finally made a deal happen Monday.
This one won’t shake up the rest of the league quite as much.
Fox’s Alex Marvez has the terms: The Broncos acquired reserve defensive end Le Kevin Smith and a 2010 seventh-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for Denver’s 2010 fifth-round selection.
Smith was a rarely used reserve since getting taken as a sixth-round pick in 2006, but will give Denver another body for their thin defensive line.
The move also takes care of some housekeeping for the Patriots. Denver’s fifth-round pick will likely be sent to Oakland to complete the Derrick Burgess trade. Oakland also received a third-round pick in 2010 in that deal.