Vikings trade former second-round pick and longtime starter to Jaguars

Ezra Cleveland, an offensive guard, was traded by the Minnesota Vikings to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a third-round draft pick.

Just a few hours before the league's trade deadline, which expired at 4 p.m. 

Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, October 31, Minnesota made the move. 

On social media, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero broke the story.

"An additional Vikings exchange! According to sources, @MikeGarafolo and @RapSheet are sending guard Ezra Cleveland to the #Jaguars," Pelissero stated.

According to Ari Meirov of The 33rd Team, Minnesota was able to obtain a sixth-round pick in exchange for Cleveland.

Thanks to the VikingsAccording to Darren Wolfson of KSTP

the Minnesota Vikings considered dealing left guard Ezra Cleveland #72 during the offseason.

Despite shopping Cleveland in the summer, Minnesota ultimately opted to hang onto their previous second-round selection.

 In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Vikings chose the offensive lineman from Boise State with the 58th overall pick.

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