Former first round draft pick Leonard Williams has been traded to the Giants for two draft picks, according to Adam Schefter.
Trade: Jets traded Leonard Williams to Giants for a 3 this year and a 5 in 2021, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2019
The #Cowboys were other team in on Williams, sources told me yesterday, but backed out after adding Bennett.
Giants wanted Williams, but holdup was money. NYG didn’t have cap to add his contract.
Two sides overcame obstacle by NYJ agreeing to pay $4m of $6m remaining base https://t.co/6am9ULxjXv
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) October 28, 2019
Defensive line is one position that Jets are deep at, so it was unlikely that the team was going to resign Williams. Solid against the run he never delivered the sack numbers that are expected when you are the 6th overall pick (2015 draft). Williams has 17 sacks through 5 seasons, none this year.
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