Trio of veterans traded in fourth round
A significant increase in the salary cap provided more teams with flexibility and led to an unusual amount of trades during draft weekend.
NEW YORK -- For the past few years, attempts to trade veteran players during the NFL draft were fruitless. Normally, teams are cap strapped and don't have the room to acquire the contract of a veteran player. Some don't have room to take the cap hit of trading away a player with room remaining on their contract.
This weekend's draft was different.
In the fourth round on Sunday, the Eagles not only traded guard Artis Hicks to the Minnesota Vikings but they traded defensive tackle ...
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