FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets traded defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers to the Denver Broncos on Saturday for a sixth-round pick in the 2026 NFL draft, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

Franklin-Myers was due to count about $16.4 million on the Jets’ salary cap this season. Instead, New York cleared $7.3 million in cap space by dealing him to Denver in the middle of the final day of this year’s draft.

ESPN first reported the trade of Franklin-Myers, who had 3 1/2 sacks last season and 17 1/2 in four seasons with the Jets. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because hadn’t yet announced the deal.

It’s the second trade between the teams this week after New York sent quarterback Zach Wilson and a seventh-round pick in this week’s NFL draft to Denver for a sixth-rounder on Monday.


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