NFL News : Super Bowl contenders make beneficial trade.

Super Bowl contenders make beneficial trade.

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A Super Bowl contender has mad their second trade of the day today.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots traded backup tight end A.J. Derby to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2017 fifth-round draft pick.

"A.J. is a young tight end who can help us immediately. He has tremendous upside and will fit in well on our team," Broncos general manager John Elway said.

Derby was a 2015 sixth-round selection by the Pats out of the University of Arkansas. He missed his entire rookie campaign as he battled injuries. Derby has appeared in four games this season for New England.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound tight end, a converted quarterback, has yet to record a reception in his NFL career.

Earlier Tuesday, the Patriots acquired linebacker Kyle Van Noy from the Detroit Lions, so this next deal quickly clears up a roster spot.

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