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Chiefs shipping first-round pick, 3 others to Ravens for package highlighted by Orlando Brown Jr.

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The Kansas City Chiefs are trading their first-round pick Thursday night, along with three other picks in the 2021 and 2022 drafts, to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. and one pick in the 2021 draft and another in 2022, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The full trade, sources told Schefter:

Kansas City gets: Brown, a 2021 second-round pick (No. 58) and a 2022 sixth-round pick

Baltimore gets: a 2021 first-round pick (No. 31), a third-round pick (No. 94), a fourth-round pick (No. 136) and a 2022 fifth-round pick

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Follow live: Round 2 of the NFL draft

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Five quarterbacks went in Round 1. Will Stanford’s Davis Mills be the first one off the board on Friday night?

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Carolina Panthers pick up fifth-year option on QB Sam Darnold

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers showed how committed they were to Sam Darnold in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft by not picking a quarterback, then backed that up Friday morning by picking up his fifth-year option.

With the option, Darnold, recently acquired in a trade with the New York Jets, is guaranteed $18.8 million in 2022.

The expected decision came after Carolina selected South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn with the eighth pick while Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones still were on the board.

“I’m not going to talk about other players,” coach Matt Rhule said when asked whether there was discussion about drafting Fields with the eighth pick. “We brought Sam here for a reason. We’re excited to see what he can do. We’re excited to give him an opportunity.

“We traded for him because we believe in his potential.”

Darnold was the No. 3 pick of the 2018 draft, but he never lived up to expectations with the Jets, going 13-25 in his three seasons with the team, with 45 touchdowns and 39 interceptions. New York drafted BYU quarterback Zach Wilson with the No. 2 pick Thursday night.

The move came a day after the Panthers also picked up the fifth-year option on wide receiver DJ Moore.

Under the terms of the 2020 collective bargaining agreement, the 2022 salaries for players selected in the first round of the 2018 draft become fully guaranteed at the time the options are exercised. In the past, the salary on the fifth-year options was guaranteed for injury only and didn’t become fully guaranteed until the first day of the new league year.

Darnold replaces Teddy Bridgewater, who was traded to Denver on Wednesday for a sixth-round pick a year after receiving a three-year, $63 million deal. The former Southern California star will lead a quarterback room in Carolina that includes 2019 third-round pick Will Grier, former XFL star P.J. Walker and 2020 seventh-round pick (by New Orleans) Tommy Stevens.

The Panthers felt a much bigger need to draft a press corner over more competition for Darnold. That’s why they went with Horn, the son of former NFL receiver Joe Horn.

“If you go back to last year, there were times we just couldn’t get off the field [defensively],” Rhule said of Horn. “In the NFC South, with the big receivers we have to deal with … [Horn’s] got 33-inch arms, he’s 6-1, ran a 4.3 [40-yard dash], jumped 42 inches.”

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Atlanta Falcons adding AJ McCarron to serve as Matt Ryan’s backup

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The Atlanta Falcons have found their backup for Matt Ryan at quarterback, agreeing to terms with AJ McCarron on a one-year deal Friday.

The addition comes a day after the Falcons decided to pass on two of the five quarterbacks taken in the first round of the draft to select tight end Kyle Pitts out of Florida. After the first round of the draft, general manager Terry Fontenot said the team would still be looking to acquire a quarterback. He just didn’t indicate how.

But the Falcons needed one because, prior to McCarron, the only quarterback on the roster had been Ryan.

“There’s still a chance we could definitely draft a quarterback,” Fontenot said Thursday night, before the agreement with McCarron was announced. “We got a long way to go, and there are some good quarterbacks that I believe [are] in the draft still. Still a chance we could draft a quarterback or, again, we could get out of the draft and there could be a trade.

“There are still a lot of other opportunities to acquire quarterbacks and to fill out the roster the right way.”

McCarron, 30, has played for three teams since being a fifth-round choice by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014. He played in 17 games between Cincinnati, Houston and Oakland with four starts — three for the Bengals in 2015 and one for the Texans in 2019. He has completed 109 of 174 passes in his career for 1,173 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.

Last season, McCarron threw just one pass — a 20-yard completion to Steven Mitchell in a 41-38 Week 17 loss to the Tennessee Titans and his new boss, then-Titans offensive coordinator and now-Falcons coach Arthur Smith.

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