Avery Williamson is headed to Pittsburgh.
The New York Jets traded the linebacker to the Steelers on Sunday night, according to several NFL reporters.
The Jets, who also included a seventh-round pick in 2022, get Pittsburgh’s fifth-round pick in 2022 in return.
Jets are trading LB Avery Williamson to the Steelers, as @MMehtaNYDN reported.
Trade terms, per source: Jets get Pitt’s 5th-round pick in 2022; Steelers get Williamson and Jets’ 2022 7th-round pick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2020
Williamson should fit perfectly with the undefeated Steelers as a replacement for Devin Bush, who tore his ACL in Week 6.
Williamson has recorded 50 tackles in six games so far this season for the Jets, who dropped to 0-8 on Sunday after a lopsided 35-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Williamson had nine tackles in the game.
The 28-year-old, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, is in the final year of his three-year deal with the team. The Jets have been trying to move him for more than a year, per reports.
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Williamson is just the latest player the Jets have traded in recent weeks, joining defensive linemen Steve McLendon — who went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a draft pick — and Jordan Willis — who went to the San Francisco 49ers for a draft pick.
With the playoffs clearly out of reach after a horrendous start to the year, the Jets seem to be making moves to gain draft capital ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.
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