Darkwa ran 171 times for 751 yards and five touchdowns for the Giants last season.

Acquiring wide receiver Ryan Switzer in a trade with the Raiders didn’t cost the Steelers much.

Pittsburgh has officially announced that it sent its 2019 fifth-round draft pick to Oakland in exchange for Switzer and the Raiders’ 2019 sixth-round draft pick.

In other words Geno Atkins Jersey , all it took the Steelers to get Switzer was moving down in the draft. Given that the Steelers are expected to be better than the Raiders this year, Pittsburgh probably didn’t even move down a full round. It could turn out that the Steelers will move down only a handful of picks.

That indicates that the Raiders weren’t planning to keep Switzer on their 53-player roster and were willing to take anything for him they could get.

It’s the second time this year that Switzer has been traded: The Cowboys traded Switzer to the Raiders for defensive lineman Jihad Ward in April.

Switzer is 23 years old and is under contract for three more years at a league-minimum salary Dre Kirkpatrick Jersey , so he’s a cheap acquisition for the Steelers. That the Cowboys and Raiders both got rid of him suggests that he doesn’t look particularly good on the practice field, but the Steelers will hope they can get something out of him.

Free agent running back Orleans Darkwa had a plate inserted in his leg after fracturing it during the 2016 season Julius Peppers Jersey , but it won’t be there when he next takes the field.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Darkwa had surgery to remove the plate on Wednesday. Per the report, the injury has fully healed and doctors recommended removing the plate in hopes that it helps with Darkwa’s explosiveness.

Darkwa visited the Patriots early in free agency and Rapoport reports there’s been other interest in his services from teams “encouraged” by the decision to remove the plate. Darkwa’s expected to need a month to heal Chase Daniel Jersey , which may mean any suitors wait until just before training camp to renew discussions about a contract.

Darkwa ran 171 times for 751 yards and five touchdowns for the Giants last season.

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