NFL Notes: Trade Deadline, Browns, Dolphins, Patriots

Trade Deadline

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the NFL should really consider pushing back the trade deadline even further, as this would create more opportunities for contenders to bolster their rosters for a playoff run.

Florio goes as far to say that the NFL should really just consider getting rid of the deadline altogether and instead allow teams to have a full control over their rosters for the duration of the NFL calendar.

The NFL moved back the deadline a few years ago to Week 8, but at the halfway point in the year, there still is so much to be sorted out that hasn’t increased team’s willingness to make deals for the most part. If the NFL wanted to increase trade activity during the season, they should really move it back to at least Week 12.

  • List of 2017 NFL Trades: (NFLTR)
  • List of Traded NFL Draft Picks: (NFLTR)


  • The Cleveland Browns officially ruled out DE Myles Garrett (concussion) for their Week 8 matchup against the Vikings in London game.


  • Sources tell Ian Rapoport that the Dolphins plan to have Ryan Tannehill return as their starting quarterback next year.
  • According to Rapoport, the Dolphins think “extremely high of” Tannehill and they have no plans to allow him to walk away.
  • Rapoport adds that Tannehill’s rehab is going “very well” and he was throwing passes last week.
  • As for their current quarterback situation, Rapoport says that Miami plans to have Jay Cutler return as their starter next week, even if Matt Moore has a strong outing on Thursday.


  • Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Patriots WR Danny Amendola is dealing with a hyperextended knee but he was able to return to practice on Thursday.
  • Howe says that “it’s not an ideal injury, but it’s also not a major ordeal” and it’s possible Amendola could play in Week 8’s game.
  • Although, Howe admits that it would not be surprising to see them limit Amendola’s role.

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