Broncos trade Arrington to Eagles for Mays

Posted July 31, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Eagles and Broncos made a trade Friday night, sending LB Joe Mays to Denver and RB-RS J.J. Arrington to Philadelphia.

Arrington, who is coming off microfracture surgery and didn't play last season, reportedly feels like he is close to 100 percent healthy.

Mays was the first option last season as the Eagles' starter at middle linebacker after Stewart Bradley went down with a torn ACL, but he struggled with the job and was lost in the team's shuffle by the end of the season.

Arrington will have to pass a physical. If he fails, the Eagles would get a 2012 sixth-round pick instead.

The Eagles will try Arrington out as a returner and third-down back. Mays would be worked into the Broncos' ILB mix.

The Broncos could revisit signing free-agent RB Brian Westbrook. They appeared to want to wait to see what kind of shape Westbrook was in before signing him.


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