The Falcons have traded Calvin Ridley to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced on Tuesday. This big move, coming just before the NFL trade deadline, includes a complicated compensation package that we'll just term as conditional draft capital.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has details here:
Ridley was the Falcons first round pick in 2018, quickly emerged as a top-shelf receiver. He recorded 248 receptions for 3,342 yards and 28 touchdowns representing Atlanta. He hasn't played for the Falcons since 2021, when he stepped away to deal with his mental health.
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Ridley was later suspended on March 7 for violating the NFL's gambling policy, with the possibility of reinstatement to the league on Feb. 15, 2023. He has to apply for reinstatement before becoming eligible to play in the NFL.
General manager Terry Fontenot issued the following statement about Ridley and Tuesday's trade.
"As our team continues its growth, we continue our daily focus on improving our roster and believe this move is the best decision to make at this time. We appreciate Calvin's contributions to the organization and wish him well on his next steps."
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