NFL Buying and selling Rumors: 15 gamers anticipated to be traded as of 2020 deadline


The NFL's mid-season trading deadline used to mean little, with a limited number of smaller deals being made. But over the past few seasons, when blockbusters have moved with Jalen Ramsey and Amari Cooper and a few other notable starters, it's gotten to be a really open market, a bit like March.

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Several more players will be dealt with in 2020 before Tuesday, November 3 at 4 p.m. ET. So far, the ravens at the marquee have bought Yannick Ngakoue from the Vikings, fresh from being traded by the jaguars in the preseason. The Seahawks were also given pass-rush assistance to act for the Bengal Carlos Dunlap. Everson Griffen (Cowboys to Lions), Jordan Wills (Jets to 49ers) and Markus Golden (Giants and Cardinals) also have new teams on the defensive.

With a combination of buyers, sellers, and teams looking for something in return for upcoming free agents in 2021, the hot stove remains full of rumors. Here are 15 players who may soon be wearing different uniforms.

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David Njoku, TE, Browns

Njoku, 24, has expressed a desire to leave Cleveland. He was caught in a numbers game with free agent Austin Hooper and promising rookie Harrison Bryant. The 2017 first round player, who wasn't signed until 2021 after the Browns picked his cheap option, is looking for a more prominent reception role. As a sporting goal, Njoku would fit in with a team like the NFC wildcard hopefuls Carolina and Arizona. Philadelphia also makes sense when Zach Ertz is on the shelf and 12 employees want to stay strong with Dallas Goedert.

John Ross, WR, Bengals

The 24-year-old Ross, also a first round player from 2017, is flamed out due to injuries and is not reliably suitable for his offense. He doesn't show much more than fleet feet when he's healthy. It is redundant in Cincinnati behind Tyler Boyd. A.J. Green, Tee Higgins, and Auden Tate. The packers and patriots would make sense as teams looking for more receiving speed to better expand the field.

Ryan Kerrigan and Ryan Anderson, EDGE, Washington

The Ryans have been valuable starters for Washington in 3-4 programs in the past. But both current rotation ends will be unrestricted free agents in 2021, Kerrigan at 32, two years away from his final Pro Bowl season, and Anderson at 26, a 2017 second round election. Ron Rivera can advance a youth movement that is becoming Chase turns Young and Montez sweat 4-3 by moving either one.

Avery Williamson, ILB, Jets

Williamson, 28, got a good free agent deal from New York to leave Tennessee. He's not signed for 2021 and the veteran fire sale of the Jets with Adam Gase has him firmly on the block. He would help a 3-4 team and the Steelers have turned out to be a strong contender after losing Devin Bush to a torn ACL.

Update: Williamson was traded to the Steelers.

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Kenny Stills, WR, Texan

There have been some rumors that Houston would move Will Fuller, the 2016 first classic to test the free agency next year. But after swapping DeAndre Hopkins with Bill O'brien, we hope the Texans resist to instill some trust in Deshaun Watson that they care about helping their franchise QB. The 28-year-old Stills has flashed in his reception corps, but is the more easily dispensable due to Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb. Stills is also a 2021 free agent and can be had cheaper. The Packers who just played Houston have some intrigue.

Trent Murphy, EDGE, Bills

The Bills were disappointed with their defense and Sean McDermott benched a healthy Murphy in week 6. The second round player from 2014 turns 30 in December and shows falling returns as a pending free agent. Buffalo would do fine with Mario Addison and rookie first-class A.J. Epenesa to Jerry Hughes. Murphy could help the Cardinals in a hybrid 3-4 role as that team is grappling with an injury to finish off Zach Allen and has limited pop with the outside linebacker without Chandler Jones.

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Evan Engram, TE and Golden Tate, WR, Giants

Engram has seen a massive upward trend since being elected as a first-round player in 2017, but injuries and inconsistent hands have robbed him of his potential as a sporting recipient. The Giants had high hopes that he could put it all together, but now they can't shake off how he missed a pass that would give them a win over the Eagles in Week 6. Carolina and New England were tied to him with a certain front-office connections there. Tate is already on his fourth team as a solid slot option with some home run skills. Competitors like Green Bay and New Orleans could use its services inside.

Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions

The Lions trust their backfield more to rookie D & # 39; Andre Swift, and up to this point Adrian Peterson has done well as a veteran bridge. Johnson, a once promising second round player from 2018, has no issues. At 23 years old, he's an attractive, cheap backfield hideaway for teams looking for depth.

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Dwayne Haskins, QB, Washington

As much as the jets that move the top classic Sam Darnold in 2018 make sense if they want to put Trevor Lawrence in first place overall in 2020, the implicit price for teams like Steelers, Broncos, Colts and Bears is likely to be high. especially if you don't want to start it right away. As for Haskins, it's clear Washington's new regime with Rivera and Scott Turner doesn't really want to tie in with the 2019 first-round player. If the remuneration is lower, a team that Haskins receives as a young development type is more attractive. These four teams should at least give him a call.

Takk McKinley, EDGE, Falcons

McKinley, 24, a 2017 first round player, is a great pick to follow from Atlanta very soon to Vic Beasley, a 2015 first round player. Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff's previous coach-GM combo didn't see him as a pass rusher, and the program will change in 2021 if McKinley isn't re-signed as a free agent. He needs a fresh start and a team like the Seahawks, 49ers and Chargers, who all run similar programs. can take a flyer. McKinley will be inactivated with the Panthers for week 8 Thursday night for treatment.

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Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Lions

Jones has suddenly seen a lesser role in the Lions' passing game when they were number 2 outside of Kenny Golladay. He turned 30 earlier this year and will no longer be signed as a free agent next year. It took him until the seventh week win against the Falcons to do something remarkable. All of the above needy teams should have some interest, but Detroit is unlikely to take a step to help Green Bay within the division.

Alex Mack, C, hawks

Mack was the consistent Pro Bowl rock of their athletic offensive line, snapping at Matt Ryan and doing well since signing his blockbuster free agent deal that came from the Browns. But he's 34 and a free agent again next year. The 49ers, who took a quick step to move left against Trent Williams when Joe Staley retired, should think the same of Mack, as center Weston Richburg is slow to recover from a torn patellar tendon. This move makes a lot of sense as it would reunite Mack with his former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan.

Justin Simmons, S, Broncos

Simmons and Anthony Harris of the Vikings find themselves in almost identical situations. Both securities play at $ 11.44 million under the franchise in 2020 and may be too expensive for their teams to hold long term in 2021. The Broncos (2-4) and Vikings (1-5) are going nowhere in 2020 and heading to recovery mode. Simmons has a slightly better chance of being traded. The Eagles or Browns well-positioned to run playoff runs will have to deal with tackling a key upgrade. The Ravens could use some help after Earl Thomas too.


Melinda Martin