Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that trade talks are at a minimum right now, as we draw closer to the trade deadline.
- Florio expects Browns LT Joe Thomas to be “center of the speculation” after Cleveland nearly traded him to the Broncos last year.
- Florio could also see the Bears being tempted to trade WR Alshon Jeffery, but he admits it could be tough to find a team willing to part with decent draft compensation to essentially rent Jeffery for the remainder of the season.
- With the Jets off to a 1-5 start, Florio wonders why the Jets would listen to offers for WR Brandon Marshall or DE Sheldon Richardson.
- Florio also mentions that the 49ers as another team who could list to offers for some of their veteran players.
- One other team worth watching, according to Florio, is the Patriots, who tend to be fairly active at this time of year.
- Ian Rapoport reports that veteran K Robbie Gould wouldn’t have signed with the Giants without knowing it would likely be his job for the remainder of the season if he performs.
- Gould replaces K Josh Brown, who is currently on the commissioner’s exempt list. However, multiple reports have said that Brown is unlikely to kick for the Giants or another team.
- Pro Football Talk mentions that the Giants may not be free to cut Brown at any time, as the Ravens found out when they cut Ray Rice and paid to settle his grievance.
- Daryl Slater of NJ Advance Media writes that the Jets could make several moves this offseason to help their cap situation and names CB Darrelle Revis and LT Ryan Clady as players that could be asked to take a pay cut.
- Slater mentions that Revis is set to make a base salary of $13 million next season, while Clady carries a $10.5 million cap number for 2017. The Jets would gain an offset cap credit based off of Revis’ $6 million guaranteed if he were to sign with another team and would save another $10 million by cutting Clady.
- Additionally, Slater could see the following players end up as potential cuts based on their cap savings: FS Marcus Gilchrist ($5.375 million), MLB David Harris ($6.5 million), RT Breno Giacomini ($4.5 million), and K Nick Folk ($3 million savings).