The Denver Broncos traded outside linebacker Randy Gregory and a 2024 seventh-round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers

In return, the Broncos received a 2024 sixth-round pick from the 49ers.

The trade came as a surprise as reports had earlier emerged that the Broncos planned to release Gregory.

Gregory signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Broncos ahead of the 2022 season. He generated three sacks in 10 career games with the Broncos

Gregory saw his snaps greatly reduced in recent weeks, including his removal from the starting lineup in Denver’s Week 4 win over Chicago.

Broncos head coach Sean Payton said that the decision to part ways with Gregory was based on what was best for the team.

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With Gregory, the 49ers look to improve on a pass rush that has generated just nine sacks so far in 2023.