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Chiefs, Falcons Reportedly Agree To Last-Minute Trade Involving CB Rashad Fenton

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A wild final day before the NFL trade deadline saw one last deal struck in the closing minutes.

The Kansas City Chiefs are sending cornerback Rashad Fenton to the Atlanta Falcons, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

"More! A deal that beat the buzzer: the Chiefs have traded CB Rashad Fenton to the Falcons, per source," Yates tweeted. "The Chiefs have gotten really good play out of their rookie CBs, as Fenton was recently replaced in the starting lineup."

Fenton was recently replaced in the Chiefs' starting lineup by rookie Jaylen Watson. Fellow rookie Joshua Williams has seen his playing time expand this season, as well.

The Chiefs will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in return for Fenton, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. More important, the move clears $1.4 million in cap space for Kansas City.

The Falcons, meanwhile, get a much-needed reinforcement for their injured secondary. 

Atlanta placed starting cornerback Casey Hayward on injured reserve on Oct. 18, while A.J. Terrell, who has started opposite Hayward this season, missed the team's win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday due to a hamstring injury.

At 4-4, the Falcons sit alone atop the NFC North.