ENGLEWOOD (Colo.) -- The Denver Broncos traded with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday for Kenny Young, a linebacker who was suffering from injuries at the linebacker position.
In exchange for Young, the Broncos gave the Rams a 2024 sixth round draft pick and a 2024 7th-round pick. Young is the Broncos' second linebacker acquisition in the last three days, following Saturday's deal with the Minnesota Vikings for Stephen Weatherly.
Vic Fangio, Broncos coach, stated Friday that George Paton, general manager, was looking at all options for bringing in help to the position after his Broncos' 17-14 defeat to the Browns in Cleveland.
Young, 6'1" and 234 lbs, was in his fourth NFL season. He had played at least 40% in six of the seven Rams' games. In Los Angeles' win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, he had seven tackles and a sack.
In a 2019 deal that sent cornerback Marcus Peters from the Baltimore Ravens, the Rams acquired Young and a fifth round pick. Young was a reserve for 2019 and most 2020, but he earned a spot in training camp.
Young is joined by Troy Reeder, an undrafted free agent who has played a large part of snaps from the bench. The roster also includes Travin Howard, rookie Ernest Jones, and neither Howard nor Jones have contributed much on defense.
Weatherly and Young will be quickly inserted into the lineup for the Broncos.
There are currently seven linebackers in injured reserve for the Broncos, including three starters: Bradley Chubb (ankle), Josey Judl (chest), and Alexander Johnson (chest). Kiser (groin), who was placed on injured reserve Saturday, became the seventh player at that position and the 16th overall on injured reserve.
Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle), which was injured in the regular season opener, will be moved from injured reserve to the roster.
Robinson (wrist and thumb) and Miller (ankle, ankle) were also injured in the Cleveland loss. This could affect their practice over the next few days. Linebacker Aaron Patrick (ankle), did not practice last week and was unable to attend the Browns game.
Robinson was part of the Broncos practice squad prior to Thursday's game. Kiser, who had been replacing Johnson in the first quarter, was also playing.
The Browns dominated the Broncos' defense with 182 yards of rushing. This included 52 yards on Cleveland's final possession.
This report was contributed by ESPN's Adam Schefter, and Lindsey Thiry.