Broncos trade TE Albert Okwuegbunam to Eagles for late-round draft pick

Stories develop — and change — quickly during NFL roster cuts.

Earlier today, reports emerged that the Denver Broncos were waiving tight end Albert Okwuegbunam. That was the plan, if a trade did not materialize.

Before the deadline (2 p.m. MT on Tuesday) to set a 53-man roster, the Broncos received interest from the Philadelphia Eagles for a trade.

Denver and Philly ended up working out a deal that will see “Albert O” land with the Eagles instead of hitting the waiver wire.

Philly is sending a 2025 sixth-round draft pick to the Broncos in exchange for Okwuegbunam and a 2025 seventh-round pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Okwuegbunam has shown flashes of potential as a receiving tight end in Denver, but he has struggled as a blocker. The fourth-year tight end will now get a fresh start with the Eagles and the Broncos will move forward with Adam Trautman, Greg Dulcich and Chris Manhertz as their top tight ends.

We are tracking all of Denver’s roster moves on this page.

Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire