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:
- 49ers trade TE Vernon Davis to the Broncos.
- Bears trade RB Matt Forte to the Broncos.
- Chiefs trade OLB Tamba Hali to the Falcons.
- Bears trade WR Alshon Jeffery to the Giants.
- Lions trade WR Calvin Johnson to the Panthers.
- Chiefs trade ILB Derrick Johnson to the Packers.
- Cowboys trade G Ronald Leary to the Steelers.
- Chiefs trade CB Sean Smith to the Patriots.
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.
- Browns HC Mike Pettine says QB Johnny Manziel will get the first-team reps in place of the injured Josh McCown, who 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.
“Rick Smith and I both have respect for each other,” O’Brien said, via Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com “Decisions 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)