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Ravens trade backup center Gino Gradkowski to Broncos
Ravens trade backup center Gino Gradkowski to Broncos

The Ravens traded backup center Gino Gradkowski to the Denver Broncos, a roster move Wednesday that saved them money and netted them a fourth-round draft pick. The Ravens exchanged Gradkowski and a 2016 fifth-round NFL draft pick to the Broncos in exchange for the Broncos' 2016 fourth-round draft pick, according to a league source. Gradkowski was slated to be a backup for the Ravens, but could wind up starting for the Broncos. The trade becoming official is contingent on Gradkowski, who has had knee issues, passing the Broncos' physical. Trading Gradkowski saves the Ravens roughly $1 million against the salary cap. Gradkowski hit an escalator clause heading into the final...

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