ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have made another move to add depth to their linebacking corps.
Denver has agreed to a trade with the Rams to acquire inside linebacker Kenny Young and a 2024 seventh-round pick in exchange for a 2024 sixth-round pick, the team announced Monday.
Young, a 2018 fourth-round pick, started all seven of the Rams' games at inside linebacker to begin the season. He recorded 46 tackles, six tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, two sacks and a forced fumble in the early part of 2021.
The fourth-year player has appeared in 53 games during his career and started 19 contests. In 2019, he was traded from the Ravens to the Rams as part of the trade that sent cornerback Marcus Peters to Baltimore.
General Manager George Paton and the Broncos previously traded for outside linebacker Stephen Weatherly on Saturday.
The Broncos have been hit hardest by injuries at the linebacking position, where they have seven players on injured reserve. Against the Browns on Thursday, all four of the team's intended starters — Von Miller and Bradley Chubb at outside linebacker and Josey Jewell and Alexander Johnson at inside linebacker — were unavailable to play in the second half. Jewell and Johnson have both been ruled out for the season with pectoral injuries, while Chubb was placed on IR after Week 2. He is expected to return at some point this season. Miller suffered an ankle sprain against the Browns, and his status for Week 8 remains uncertain.