The New England Patriots have an embarrassment of riches at tight end with Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett.
With that, they decided to trade tight end A.J. Darby, a former sixth-round pick, to the Denver Broncos, reported ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Broncos released on their team website that the Patriots received a fifth-round pick in compensation.
Denver has been struggling with their tight ends all season. Starter Virgil Green has not played since the second game of the season.
The Denver Post’s Cameron Wolfe tweeted that the Broncos’ tight ends have combined for 183 yards and a touchdown this season.
#Broncos TEs Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman and John Phillips have combined for 17 catches, 183 yards, 1 TD in seven regular season games.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 25, 2016