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NFL Notes: Trade Ideas, Johnny Manziel, Chiefs, Colts, & Texans

Trade Ideas

Gil Brandt of NFL.com offers seven trades he’s like to see made before next week’s trade deadline. Here’s the ideas proposed by Brandt:

Brandt offers an idea of what it could take to compete some of these trades based on his opinion. The article is worth reading, so you should really head over there for a better breakdown of these speculative trade ideas.

Johnny Manziel

  • Browns HC Mike Pettine says QB Johnny Manziel will get the first-team reps in place of the injured Josh McCownwho is hopeful to return Thursday. (Fred Greetham)
  • According to Ian Rapoport, the NFL hopes to have the investigation into Manziel’s roadside “incident” wrapped up by the end of the week.
  • Pettine mentioned that an interview between the NFL and Manziel is “imminent” and that there is a “sense of urgency” to get the investigation wrapped up. (Scott Petrak)
  • Browns CB Joe Haden has cleared concussion protocol and returned to practice Wednesday. (Nate Ulrich)


  • Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin is slated for a full practice workload this week, which means he’ll likely play Sunday against the Lions. (Adam Teicher)


  • In an interview on Pro Football Talk Live,  Bob Kravtiz said he thinks Clyde Christensen would be named the Colts interim head coach if the team were to make an in-season change.


Texans HC Bill O’Brien addressed the report that GM Rick Smith overruled him regarding releasing QB Ryan Mallett.

Rick Smith and I both have respect for each other,” O’Brien said, via Tania Ganguli of ESPN.comDecisions are made by the two of us. Require concurrence of the owner [Bob McNair] … [My contract] says that it’s a partnership and any decisions that are made are with the concurrence of the General Manager.”

  • O’Brien says DE J.J. Watt is dealing with a minor back issue.
  • Watt said that he expects to play in Sunday’s divisional game against the Titans. (Aaron Wilson)
  • O’Brien addressed recently released QB Ryan Mallett saying they “wish him the best, but it didn’t work out here.” (Aaron Wilson)

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why would the chiefs trade two of their better defensive players that makes no sense

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