The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly traded for New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Malcom Brown, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Source: The #Saints have traded DL Malcolm Brown to the #Jaguars.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2021
The Saints are in serious salary cap trouble, so unloading a veteran like Brown isn’t that big of a surprise. NFL.com’s Nick Shook predicted the trade at the beginning of the month.
New Orleans has had trade conversations about potentially dealing defensive tackle Malcom Brown, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. A trade involving Brown would save the Saints about $5 million in cap space, Rapoport added.
Brown is entering the final season of a three-year, $15 million deal, meaning his acquisition would essentially amount to a one-year rental with a chance to retain him beyond it if a trade suitor so chooses. Brown has appeared in 29 games with the Saints in his first two seasons in New Orleans after making the move from New England to Louisiana, recording 61 tackles (nine for loss), three sacks and one fumble recovery.
I don’t have much analysis except... bye, Taven.