Leonard Williams, Jamal Adams
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The New York Giants have reportedly traded for New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams ahead of the trade deadline.

It seems like Big Blue is addressing its defensive line issue ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New York Giants have traded for New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams.

The 2016 Pro Bowler was sent over to the Giants for a third-round pick in the 2020 draft and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 draft. The fifth-rounder, however, has the potential to become a fourth-rounder if he signs an extension prior to the league year.

The veteran has played in every game for the Jets since they selected him No. 6 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. Through seven games this year, Williams has combined for 20 tackles, zero tackles-for-loss, five quarterback hits and zero sacks.

Williams will now work in with B.J. Hill, Dalvin Tomlinson, as well as rookie Dexter Lawrence, who were the three starters through the first half of the season. After racking up 48 tackles and 5.5 sacks last year, Hill has just 23 combined tackles and zero sacks through eight games this year.

Needless to say, he’s had a quiet year after a promising rookie campaign.

Tomlinson, on the other hand, has just 20 tackles through the first eight games. He’s on pace for 40 this year after racking up 50 and 59 in his first two seasons, respectively. Lawrence has 21 tackles thus far with two tackles-for-loss, three quarterback hits, two sacks, and a forced fumble.

What’s interesting about this trade is that Williams will already play against his former team on Nov. 10. The Giants take on the Jets in a Week 10 matchup, with Gang Green as the home team in MetLife Stadium.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.