Broncos Trade J.J. Arrington to the Eagles

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Denver Broncos have traded veteran running back J.J. Arrington to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Joe Mays.

A second-round pick out of Cal by the Arizona Cardinals in 2005, Arrington has 183 carries for 654 yards and 3 touchdowns, and 91 receptions for 693 yards and a pair of touchdowns during his four-year career. Arrington signed a four-year, $10 million dollar contract with the Broncos in 2009, but knee injuries limited him during the off-season program, and he was subsequently released and spent the '09 season getting his knee right.

The Broncos re-signed Arrington on March 4, 2010. If Arrington gets cut before the 2010 season, the Eagles will receive a conditional draft choice in 2012 instead.

The 5-11, 246-pound Mays is a sixth-round pick (200th overall) out of North Dakota State in 2008. Mays has 18 tackles in 13 games for the Eagles, with most of his production coming on special teams.

Mays was currently the Eagles' third-string middle linebacker, and at the very least provides the Broncos with a core special teams player, and possibly some depth at inside linebacker.

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