New York Jets acquire right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in trade with Kansas City Chiefs

Mina Kimes, Field Yates and Laurent Duvernay–Tardif's trade to the Jets. (0:43).
FLORHAM PARK (N.J.) -- The New York Jets added to their offensive line depth by acquiring right guard Laurent Duvernay–Tardif from Kansas City Chiefs.

In the deal, Daniel Brown, a special-teamer and backup tight end for the Chiefs, was included. After the season, both players will become free agents.

Duvernay Tardif, 30, was the Chiefs' Super Bowl LIV starter after the 2019 season. He hasn’t played since then. Although he was active Monday night against New York Giants for the first time, he did not see any action.

Duvernay Tardif will be able to push Greg Van Roten as the starting right guard, which has been a struggle at times.

Duvernay Tardif, a medical school graduate was the first NFL player who opted out of last season's NFL game due to COVID-19. Duvernay-Tardif decided to stay in a long-term facility close to his Montreal, Quebec home.

After sustaining a hand injury, he returned to the Chiefs for training camp this summer. He missed the preseason. He was back in health by the time Trey Smith had replaced him in the line-up. For the first seven games, he was a healthy scratch.

"NYC here they come!" Tardif tweeted along with a thank you note to the Chiefs organization, and their fans.

Injuries to the offensive line have caused injuries to the Jets. They lost Alex Lewis, their backup guard, in training camp. He decided to retire.

Brown was a Jets special-teamer, but he wasn't much of an offensive player -- he played only 13 snaps and received no receptions.