Trent McDuffie

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/1/22

A handful of minor moves on a busy deadline day:

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Free Agency

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/12/22

Today’s minor NFL transactions:

Arizona Cardinals

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

  • Waived: CB Thomas Graham Jr.

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Chiefs Place CB Trent McDuffie On IR

A hamstring injury will limit Trent McDuffie‘s rookie-year participation. The Chiefs placed the first-round cornerback pick on IR Tuesday.

McDuffie played 32 defensive snaps in the Chiefs’ Week 1 win over the Cardinals. After suffering the injury, McDuffie was carted to the visitors’ locker room. The Chiefs will shut him down for at least four games.

After letting Charvarius Ward defect to San Francisco in free agency in March. While the Chiefs have formed a trend of not devoting much money to their cornerback spot in recent years, they did replace Ward via the draft. After acquiring an additional first-round pick via the Tyreek Hill trade, the Chiefs used it to move into position for McDuffie — this year’s No. 21 overall choice.

As expected, McDuffie worked as a starter in his first NFL game. The former Pac-12 standout, who turns 22 today, should be expected to return when first eligible (Week 6) or not long after. The Chiefs used seventh-round rookie Jaylen Watson in McDuffie’s place following the injury; Rashad Fenton and L’Jarius Sneed reside as Kansas City’s top healthy cornerbacks. The Chiefs drafted three corners this year. The other one, fourth-rounder Joshua Williams, joins Chris Lammons in rounding out the team’s active-roster contingent at this position.

With the fifth-year option allowing the Chiefs to keep McDuffie through 2026 on his rookie contract, the team obviously has high hopes for the 5-foot-11 defender. No other former Day 1 or Day 2 picks are on Kansas City’s roster at the position. McDuffie was the Chiefs’ first Round 1 corner selection since fellow Washington product Marcus Peters in 2015.

NFL Draft Pick Signings: 5/6/22

Here are the latest draft pick signings:

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears 

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

  • DB Tariq Woolen (fifth round, Texas-San Antonio)
  • LB Tyreke Smith (fifth round, Ohio State)
  • WR Bo Melton (seventh round, Rutgers)
  • WR Dareke Young (seventh round, Lenoir-Rhyne)

Washington Commanders

Chiefs Acquire No. 21 From Patriots, Select CB Trent McDuffie

If you can believe it, the Patriots are trading back. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the Patriots are trading pick No. 21. The Chiefs are on the other side of the deal, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter). The Chiefs will use the selection on Washington corner Trent McDuffie.

Per ESPN’s Field Yates (on Twitter), the Patriots traded pick No. 21 to Kansas City for picks No. 29, No. 94, and No. 121.

Armed with 12 selections entering the draft, the Chiefs were among the teams exploring a trade up the draft board. Many assumed Kansas City would make a trade in pursuit of a wideout. Instead, the front office decided to improve their secondary, a unit that needed some help after the organization moved on from cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.

McDuffie obviously can’t replicate the production of the former All-Pro, but the rookie has plenty of upside. The Washington product had a productive 2021 campaign, finishing with 35 tackles and six passes defended. His performance earned him third-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 honors after the past year.

Bill Belichick and co. have always had an affinity for trading back, especially in the first round. With New England having plenty of holes to fill throughout their roster, it only makes sense that the organization would look to pick up some extra assets while still retaining a first-round pick.