EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The struggling New York Giants have traded defensive end Leonard Williams to the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks for a pair of draft picks, according to a person with knowledge of the trade.

The person, who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the teams have not announced the deal, said the Giants will receive a second-round draft choice in 2024 and a fifth-rounder in 2025 for Williams, who had a $32 million salary cap hit this season, the highest on the team.

Seattle (5-2) has two third-round picks next year, which will help soften the blow of giving up a second-rounder.

The deal came just a day before the NFL trade deadline at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Adding Williams is the second move Seattle has made in the past week to add to its defensive line. The Seahawks reunited with veteran defensive end Frank Clark last week after Uchenna Nwosu was lost for the regular season with a pectoral injury in Week 7 against Arizona.

• Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been cleared to return to the lineup after missing three games with a neck injury.


Coach Brian Daboll said Jones was seen by a spine surgeon on Sunday before the game against the Jets and was cleared to have contact. The coach expects Jones to practice fully on Wednesday.

Jones had been ruled out of the Jets game on Friday so he was not eligible to play in the 13-10 overtime loss.

EAGLES: All Jalen Hurts did on an injured left knee was throw for 319 yards and four touchdowns and led the Philadelphia Eagles to another win.

Hurts even failed to throw an interception for the first time in four games. To top off his list of accomplishments, Hurts rallied the Eagles back from a halftime deficit to beat the Washington Commanders 38-31 and make them the only 7-1 team in the NFL.

Just how much his banged-up left knee is really bothering him, well, Hurts won’t say. He’s downplayed the severity of the injury — though clearly it has made him reluctant to run — and remained focused on staying in the lineup and keeping the Eagles tops in the NFL.

“I told you guys I really don’t wanna speak on it anymore,” Hurts said.


STEELERS: Coach Mike Tomlin is leaving the door “ajar” for Kenny Pickett to play on Thursday when Tennessee visits Acrisure Stadium.

Pickett left Sunday’s 20-10 loss to Jacksonville late in the second quarter with a rib injury. He warmed up briefly at the end of halftime but did not take the field again. Backup Mitch Trubisky played the entirety of the second half as Pittsburgh fell to 4-3.

Tomlin said Pickett will try to practice at least once before facing the Titans (3-4).

PACKERS: Outside linebacker Rashan Gary announced he agreed to a four-year contract extension, bringing a bit of good news to a team that has lost four straight games.

Gary announced the four-year, $107 million extension that included a $34.6 million signing bonus on social media. The Packers announced the extension later  without revealing terms.

FALCONS: Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is out for the season with a knee injury, Coach Arthur Smith said.


The 30-year-old Jarrett tore an ACL during the early minutes of a 28-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

BEARS: Quarterback Justin Fields will miss his third consecutive game because of a dislocated right thumb, and rookie Tyson Bagent will continue to start in his place when the Chicago Bears visit the New Orleans Saints this week, Coach Matt Eberflus said.

Eberflus said Fields remains “week to week” but is “improving.” He would not say if Fields has started trying to grip a ball or throw it.

RAMS: Matthew Stafford has a sprained thumb ligament, and another season appears to be slipping through the Los Angeles Rams’ fingers.

Stafford got hurt Sunday while fighting for extra points on two plays in the Rams’ 40-23 loss at Dallas. Coach Sean McVay wasn’t ready to rule out Stafford for any games after the diagnosis of a UCL sprain, preferring to wait and see how Stafford feels Wednesday.

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