Broncos deal Trinity Benson, acquire LB Jonas Griffith in two trades ahead of today’s cutdown deadline, sources say

Ahead of today’s 2 p.m. deadline to set their initial 53-man roster, the Broncos swung two trades. Confirmed by league sources, the Broncos: Traded receiver Trinity Benson and a 2023 sixth-round pick to Detroit for fifth- and seventh-round picks in 2023. Traded a 2022 sixth-round pick and a 2023 seventh-round pick to San Francisco for […]

Broncos deal Trinity Benson, acquire LB Jonas Griffith in two trades ahead of today’s cutdown deadline, sources say

Ahead of today’s 2 p.m. deadline to set their initial 53-man roster, the Broncos swung two trades.

Confirmed by league sources, the Broncos:

Traded receiver Trinity Benson and a 2023 sixth-round pick to Detroit for fifth- and seventh-round picks in 2023.

Traded a 2022 sixth-round pick and a 2023 seventh-round pick to San Francisco for linebacker Jonas Griffith and a 2022 seventh-round pick.

By dealing Benson, it’s an indication he wasn’t going to make the Broncos’ roster as the sixth receiver and also is a tell that the Broncos may keep only five receivers (Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick and returner Diontae Spencer).

Griffith (6-foot-4, 250 pounds) has not appeared in a regular season game and is likely an addition to bolster the Broncos’ special teams.