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Ravens trade OL Ben Bredeson to Giants for draft pick ahead of roster cut deadline

The Ravens are staying active on the trade market.

General manager Eric DeCosta made his third swap in the past six days, dealing second-year offensive lineman Ben Bredeson, a fifth-round NFL draft pick in 2022 and a seventh-round pick in 2023 to the New York Giants for their fourth-round pick in 2022.

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Bredeson, a fourth-round pick out of Michigan in 2020, appeared in 10 games as a rookie last season but struggled early in training camp. He shored up his play in the preseason, showing his versatility as a guard and center, but was not considered a lock to make the 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.

The Ravens now have nine projected picks in the first four rounds of next year’s draft, including five in the fourth round. The team could face a defensive overhaul after this season, and DeCosta must make space for quarterback Lamar Jackson’s expected megadeal.

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Bredeson is the second on-the-bubble lineman traded this week. On Saturday, the Ravens dealt offensive lineman Greg Mancz to the Miami Dolphins and a seventh-round pick for a sixth-round selection. On Thursday, the Ravens traded rookie cornerback Shaun Wade to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round pick and 2023 fifth-round pick.

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