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Broncos boost defensive line, trade for Robertson

The New York Jets have traded defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson to the Denver Broncos for a conditional 2009 draft choice, coach Mike Shanahan announced Thursday. The move improves a great position of need for the Broncos.

The conditional draft pick will be a late-round selection, reports NFL Networks' Adam Schefter.

Robertson (6-foot-1, 310 pounds) is a sixth-year player who joins the Broncos after playing his first five professional seasons with the Jets. New York selected him with the fourth overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft from the University of Kentucky.

In 77 career regular-season games (75 starts), Robertson has totaled 319 tackles (188 solo), 14.5 sacks (106 yds.), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups. He also has totaled 18 tackles (11 solo) in three career playoff games (3 starts).

Robertson has played every game in four of his five seasons and missed only three games for his career.

The Broncos also on Thursday waived center Norm Katnik.

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