Merchantmen trade rights to TE Velazquez
Rookie tight end Derrick Velazquez won't be joining the Maassluis Merchantmen, the 1.30 pick in the 2092 has been traded to the Bordeaux Vineyards. Moving the other way is left tackle Chase Springer, a fifth year veteran, a backup for four seasons in Bordeaux. The Merchantmen claim that the cap situation are part of the decision, Velazquez' contract was due to count $5.79M against the cap. Springer is on a one-year contract with a $3.05M salary. The Merchantmen also receive Bordeaux' second round pick in the 2093 draft, while a fifth round pick from Moontown goes the other way.
The Merchantmen are still open about their intentions to trade the rights to the 1.29 pick (cornerback Aidan Matthews) as well. Reports are that several teams showed interest, but none are willing to pay the increased demands of the Merchantmen management to receive a first round pick in return.
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