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NFL Notes: Trade Rumors, Jets, Packers & Patriots
- Jason La Canfora reports that the 49ers are drawing interest in veteran WR Torrey Smith.
- Sources tell La Canfora that the Browns are willing to trade several high-priced veterans.
- According to La Canfora, there’s an “outside possibility” of the Bears finding a trade partner for franchise WR Alshon Jeffery.
- The Buccaneers and Eagles are among the teams that have explored adding a receiver before the deadline.
- According to Rich Cimini, it would be surprising to see the Jets do anything of significance in the days leading up to the trade deadline.
- Cimini can’t see the Jets trading WR Brandon Marshall or DL Sheldon Richardson, as it’s unlikely they would get enough value at this point in the year.
- In regards to Marshall, Cimini says that his age (33 next year) and $7.5 million for the 2017 season could put his roster spot in jeopardy next season.
- Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Packers also veteran G T.J. Lang a few months ago that they planned to focus on extensions for their younger players before getting back to him about a new deal.
- According to McGinn, Lang indicated that there have been no negotiations with the Packers regarding an extension, but he said he “absolutely” wants to remain in Green Bay long-term.
- An NFL executive pegged Lang’s value as between $8 million – $10 million per year on the open market: “When they get to market, man, it is the wild, wild west. Most of these guys, if they’re top three or top five in the free-agent class, they are going to get paid, and a lot more than they should.”
- Interestingly enough, McGinn says the possibility at least exists that RB Eddie Lacy never plays another snap for the Packers, seeing as he’s on injured reserve and set to be a free agent next year.
- Mike Reiss of ESPN writes that the Broncos and Patriots trade involving TE A.J. Derby didn’t come out of nowhere, as the two teams had already laid the groundwork for a deal.
- According to Reiss, newly acquired LB Kyle Van Noy should see more work closer to the line of scrimmage with the Patriots in a similar role to Rob Ninkovich, which will allow him to rush the quarterback more.
Tags A.J. Derby Alshon Jeffery Brandon Marshall Eddie Lacy Josh Sitton Kyle Van Noy Rob Ninkovich Sheldon Richardson T.J. Lang Ted Thompson torrey smith