Tex­ans get Tun­sil from Mi­ami on busy cut­down day

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The Hous­ton Tex­ans on a busy day of trades Satur­day ad­dressed a glar­ing need to up­grade their of­fen­sive line by ac­quir­ing left tackle Laremy Tun­sil from the Mi­ami Dol­phins in a deal that also net­ted them re­ceiver Kenny Stills, a source fa­mil­iar with the deal told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

Mi­ami will re­ceive two first-round picks, one in the sec­ond and will also get of­fen­sive tackle Julien Daven­port and corner­back John­son Bade­mosi in the deal. The Tex­ans will get a fourth-round pick in the trade, which comes af­ter they agreed to a deal to ship 2014 top over­all pick Jade­veon Clowney to the Sea­hawks ear­lier on Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports.

The Tex­ans also ac­quired run­ning back Car­los Hyde in a trade with Kansas City for of­fen­sive tackle Marti­nas Rankin to add depth af­ter los­ing starter La­mar Miller to a sea­son-ending knee in­jury.

The trades came on a day when NFL teams set their 53-player ros­ters.


Bills: In a sur­prise move, Buf­falo re­leased 31-yearold run­ning back LeSean McCoy. Gen­eral man­ager Bran­don Beane cited the emer­gence of rookie Devin Sin­gle­tary and McCoy hav­ing to play a di­min­ished role as key fac­tors in the de­ci­sion.

Jaguars: Start­ing mid­dle line­backer Myles Jack agreed to a four-year, $57 mil­lion extension, the Florida Times-Union and ESPN re­ported. He will be­come the NFL’s third high­est-paid line­backer. Fal­cons: At­lanta is bring­ing back 44-year-old kicker Matt Bryant af­ter fail­ing to find his suc­ces­sor. Bryant was re­leased in a cost-cut­ting move af­ter the 2018 sea­son.

Ea­gles: The Ea­gles re­leased their two top rush­ers from last sea­son: Josh Adams and Wen­dell Small­wood, and Ste­fen Wis­niewski, the start­ing left guard for the 2017 Su­per Bowl cham­pi­ons. Sea­hawks: Seat­tle set its ros­ter with­out a backup quar­ter­back to Rus­sell Wil­son af­ter re­leas­ing both Geno Smith and Pax­ton Lynch.

Pa­tri­ots: New Eng­land re­leased backup quar­ter­back Brian Hoyer and wide re­ceiver De­mary­ius Thomas. Rookie Jar­rett Stid­ham, the fourth-round draft pick out of Auburn, will back up 20-year vet­eran Tom Brady. Hoyer and Thomas are not sub­ject to the waiver process and could re­turn to the Pa­tri­ots if they make fur­ther ros­ter moves. Charg­ers: Fifth-year run­ning back Melvin Gor­don, who is in a con­tract hold­out, has per­mis­sion to seek a trade, the Los An­ge­les Times and NFL Net­work re­ported. … Start­ing left tackle Rus­sell Okung will miss at least the first six weeks of the reg­u­lar sea­son. He suf­fered a pul­monary em­bolism in June.

Bron­cos: The Bron­cos need a backup to new quar­ter­back Joe Flacco af­ter cut­ting Kevin Ho­gan and rookie Brett Ryp­ien. Gen­eral man­ager John El­way said rookie Drew Lock (thumb) will go on in­jured re­serve with the hope he can re­turn at mid­sea­son.

Pack­ers: The re­lease of quar­ter­back DeShone Kizer means Tim Boyle will be Aaron Rodgers’ backup – for now. Ben­gals: In­jured re­ceiver A.J. Green re­mained on the ac­tive ros­ter, with the hope he can re­turn from surgery on his left an­kle dur­ing the first half of the sea­son.

Chiefs: Wide re­ceiver De’An­thony Thomas was sus­pended for the sea­son opener for vi­o­lat­ing the NFL’s policy and pro­gram on sub­stance abuse. Raiders: De­fen­sive tackle Justin Ellis was placed on sea­son-ending in­jured re­serve with a knee in­jury. Giants: New York waived quar­ter­back Kyle Lauletta, a fourth-round draft choice last sea­son. Vik­ings: Min­nesota waived kicker/punter prospect Kaare Ved­vik just three weeks af­ter ac­quir­ing him in a trade with Bal­ti­more for a fifthround draft pick. In­cum­bent Dan Bai­ley will stay on as kicker. Wide re­ceiver Laquon Tread­well, their first-round draft pick in 2016, was also re­leased. Browns: Un­drafted rookie Jamie Gillan, nick­named “The Scot­tish Hammer,” won the punt­ing job over in­cum­bent Brit­ton Colquitt with solid per­for­mances, in­clud­ing a 74-yard punt in an ex­hi­bi­tion. Trades: Tampa Bay ac­quired of­fen­sive tackle Jer­ald Hawkins and a draft pick from the Steel­ers for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft. … The Ti­tans sent speedy but in­con­sis­tent wide re­ceiver Tay­wan Tay­lor, their third-round draft pick in 2017, to Cleve­land for a 2020 draft pick. … Kansas City agreed to trade corner­back Mark Fields, an un­drafted free agent from Clem­son, to the Vik­ings.

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