August 24, 2023   3 MIN READ

Giant Move

NFL Roundup: Cardinals Make Multiple Trades; Major Denver Injury Scare; Mond and Harry Released


Ahead of Tuesday’s roster cutdown to 53, the trade market across the NFL is starting to heat up. 

On Thursday morning, the New York Giants — NFC East rival to the Philadelphia Eagles — acquired Isaiah Simmons from the Arizona Cardinals for a seventh round pick.

Isaiah Simmons

GETTY: After three seasons with the Cardinals, Isaiah Simmons was traded to the New York Giants

The 25-year-old out of Clemson was considered an athletic freak and a can’t miss do-it-all prospect in the 2020 draft with the ability to play any position in the secondary as well as both inside and outside linebacker.

In three years with Arizona, however, Simmons was unable to find a consistent role, thus limiting his production. 

Simmons entered the offseason hoping to take the next step in his career under new defensive head coach and former Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon, even personally requesting to play exclusively at safety after spending most of his previous NFL career at linebacker. 

While it seems Gannon could not find a proper fit for Simmons on his defense, the new Giant now finds himself under one of the most creative defensive minds in the league in Wink Martindale, who at the very least can unleash him as a blitzer.

Martindale is no stranger to taking on reclamation projects. In 2022, players such as Landon Collins, Jaylon Smith, Jarrad Davis, and Tony Jefferson all had a role for the Giants’ defense on their way to their first playoff appearance since the 2016 season and win since their 2011-12 Super Bowl run.

The Cardinals are not done on the trading market, also trading Josh Jones to the Houston Texans.

Jerry Jeudy Injury

With training camp wrapping up, teams are now in preservation mode trying to avoid major injury. 

Unfortunately for the Denver Broncos, they face a major scare after Jerry Jeudy left their joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams with a hamstring injury. 

Head Coach Sean Payton says a further MRI is needed

It is another setback to the Broncos wide receiver room who previously lost starting receiver Tim Patrick to a Torn ACL earlier in camp. 

Denver may have to rely on second round pick Marvin Mims Jr. to step into a bigger role sooner than expected.

Back-End Roster Releases

In other back-end roster moves, WR N’Keal Harry’s time with the Minnesota Vikings has come to an end after a quick three-week stint.

The Philadelphia Eagles had previously worked out the former 2019 first round draft pick, but elected to sign Deon Cain instead. 

Harry recorded two catches for 24 yards during the preseason all during the Week One game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Now, the 25-year-old will be looking for his fourth NFL team, following his stints with the Patriots, Chicago Bears, and now the Vikings.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for

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