With the NFL Draft over and free agency has settled down for the most part, there’s not a lot to talk about training camps get underway. However, the New York Jets have found a way to spice things up a bit with a trade involving a former first-rounder in Calvin Pryor. ESPN is reporting that the Jets have traded Pryor for a former Jet in Cleveland Browns linebacker Demario Davis — who was a starter from 2013 to 2015.
The Jets had been trying to get rid of Pryor since the draft when they drafted two big-time secondary players in Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye to essentially replace him. He also didn’t help his case when he skipped the first day of OTAs as he was then demoted to the third string for the second week of the activities.
Adam Schefter had reported that the Jets were thinking about cutting him, but getting value out of him is a lot better than just letting him go. Pryor was drafted 18th overall in 2014, but had not found favor with the current GM and regime in New York so they found a way to get rid of him. He had started 38 of 44 games he played in since 2014.