Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the most active trade market right now is at defensive end, as players such as Vinny Curry (Eagles), Willie Young (Bears) and Jeremy Mincey (Cowboys) are all available right now.
Curry and Young have come up numerous times in recent weeks as potential trade options for NFL teams. However, this is the first we’ve heard about Mincey possibly being traded.
In fact, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports recently reported that Young, who previously requested a traded, still wants to be traded to a 4-3 team.
Young, 30, is in the second year of his three-year, $9 million contract that included $3.95 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $2.45 million in each of the next two years.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Young would free up $2.5 million in available cap space next year while creating $666,668 in dead money.
This season, Young has appeared in five games recorded just three tackles including one sack for the Bears. In 2014, Young managed to produce 9.5 sacks for Chicago and looked like a great addition.
We’ll have more regarding a potential trade involving Young as the news is available.