View Full Version : Jets Trade Drob to Broncos

The Green Dude
04-24-2008, 04:22 PM

The New York Jets (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nyj) traded defensive lineman Dewayne Robertson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6340) to the Denver Broncos (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=den) for an undisclosed draft pick or picks, ESPN.com's Bill Williamson reported Thursday.

The Jets had agreed to send Robertson to Cincinnati on the first weekend of the NFL trading period for fourth- and fifth-round picks, but because of a knee issue he didn't pass the Bengals' physical.
The Broncos were close to trading for him in mid-March but talks stalled when the team suddenly fired general manager Ted Sundquist on March 12. Sundquist was the point man in the talks with the Jets.
Robertson's contract will have to be restructured and the Broncos have been in on- and off-again talks with his agent, Hadley Engelhard, for several weeks. Robertson is due a $3 million bonus in June and has salary cap number of about $11 million for this season. Thus, Denver would have to redo the deal to make it fiscally worthwhile, especially with the Broncos in a cost-conscious mode this offseason.
Robertson, 26, was the No. 4 overall draft pick in the 2003 draft out of Kentucky. He had 57 tackles for the Jets last season.

Compensation isn't announced yet but thank God we got rid of that contract. Damn nice site you guys have over here by the way.