The Giants were about to cut kicker Brandon McManus, but they ended up getting something for him instead.
The Broncos need a kicker while Matt Prater begins the season on a four-game suspension, so they acquired McManus in a trade with the Giants. A league source tells PFT the trade was agreed on today.
Presumably, the Broncos figured some team ahead of them in the waiver priority order would claim McManus, so they thought it was worth it to give something up to acquire him.
The Broncos will give up just a late, conditional draft pick in exchange for McManus, and depending on what the conditions are, they might not give up anything at all. But for the Giants it’s better than nothing, and for the Broncos it’s security at kicker while Prater sits out.