NFL: Jaguars acquire talented wide receiver Calvin Ridley from the Falcons

NFL: Jaguars acquire talented wide receiver Calvin Ridley from the Falcons

The trade deadline continued to surprise observers when the Jacksonville Jaguars acquired wide receiver Calvin Ridley from the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday afternoon.

Ridley is suspended for at least the 2022 season for betting on NFL games.

Ridley can apply for reinstatement no earlier than February 15, 2023.

“We are thrilled to welcome Calvin Ridley to our organization and to the Duval community,” Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. This is an opportunity to add a proven playmaker to our receiving lineup as we continue to build our team for 2023 and beyond. We look forward to finishing strong this season and integrating Calvin into our program when the time is right. »

In exchange, the Falcons would receive a 2023 fifth-round pick and a conditional 2024 fourth-round pick, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The conditional pick could become a third-rounder if Ridley reaches certain incentives in 2023, or it could become a second-rounder if he is signed for an extension.

In another move at Tuesday’s trade deadline, the Falcons acquired cornerback Rashad Fenton from the Kansas City Chiefs, who were granted a conditional seventh-round pick in return. Atlanta also sent safety Dean Marlowe to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round pick.

Ridley, the 26th pick in the 2018 draft, still has one year remaining on his rookie contract. It would be the fifth-year option and he is expected to earn $11.12 million next season.

Ridley, who turns 28 on Dec. 20, caught 248 passes for 3,342 yards and 28 touchdowns in 49 games for the Falcons.

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