Report: Denver Broncos Trade Jabar Gaffney for Redskins' Jeremy Jarmon

Jason Muckley@@jamuckleySenior Analyst IIJuly 28, 2011

Broncos have traded Jabar Gaffney to the Redskins
Broncos have traded Jabar Gaffney to the RedskinsJustin Edmonds/Getty Images

Tim Tebow is going to miss passing to fellow Florida Gator alum Jabar Gaffney next season, as the Denver Broncos have confirmed that they have made a trade with the Washington Redskins to obtain Jeremy Jarmon in exchange for Gaffney. 

Jarmon will be one of the first pieces new head coach John Fox will use to rebuild the Broncos defense from a 3-4 to a 4-3. Jarmon was ill-suited for the Redskins 3-4, but will have an opportunity to thrive in John Fox's system.

Jarmon joins Kevin Vickerson and Louis Leonard for the competition at the defensive tackle position. 

Gaffney will be joining a revamped receiving corps in Washington, as the Redskins have re-signed Santana Moss and also acquired Donte Stallworth in free agency.

Last season, the Redskins relied heavily on Moss and tight end Chris Cooley, and adding a few offensive weapons will enhance their quarterbacks' chances for success.

Currently on the roster are John Beck and Rex Grossman, both of whom don't appear to be sizable threats for opposing defenses.

John Elway and the Broncos also announced that they have signed 17 undrafted rookie free agents, including more help at the DT position: Colby Whitlock from Texas Tech and Ronnell Brown from James Madison.

Jake Delhomme may be brought in as a seasoned veteran to show Tim Tebow the ropes.
Jake Delhomme may be brought in as a seasoned veteran to show Tim Tebow the ropes.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

 

Others on the list of acquisitions include a quarterback, Adam Weber from Minnesota, and a few wide receivers, weak-side linebackers, cornerbacks, and offensive tackles.

Kyle Orton remains on the chopping block, and it is looking more and more likely that the Miami Dolphins will pursue a trade with Denver to acquire him. 

Other possible developments could include John Fox making a move to get former Carolina Panther quarterback Jake Delhomme to help mentor Tim Tebow. Fox and Delhomme have maintained a good relationship since parting ways last season.

Bill Williamson from espn.com has reported that the Broncos are trying to bring in tight end Daniel Fells from the St. Louis Rams, attempting to sign him on Friday.

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