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Report: Jaguars trading CB A.J. Bouye to Broncos

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) in action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) in action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars will deal cornerback A.J. Bouye to the Broncos when the new league year begins, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The deal is a move to clear salary by Jacksonville to get more financial breathing room as the new league approaches. According to Schefter, Jacksonville will receive a fourth-round pick for Bouye.

The trade cannot be completed until the start of the new year begins on March 18.

Jacksonville now has six of the top 108 picks in next month’s draft, including its own at No. 9 and the Rams’ pick at No. 20.

Bouye was scheduled for a cap hit of $15,437,500, according to Spotrac, the third-highest number on the team.

The Jaguars have now dealt both of their Pro Bowl cornerbacks since the start of 2018. Jacksonville shipped disgruntled fourth-year player Jalen Ramsey to Los Angeles last season for a package of draft picks.

Bouye spent three seasons in Jacksonville and started 43 regular season games. He had eight interceptions in that span.


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