NFL Rumors: Trade Candidates, Bengals, Patriots, Saints

Trade Candidates

Mike Sando of ESPN takes a look at some trade candidates for keeping an eye on over the next few weeks.

Sando’s list includes:

  1. Saints RB Adrian Peterson
  2. Patriots CB Malcolm Butler
  3. Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry
  4. Bengals RB Jeremy Hill
  5. Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon
  6. Browns DE Nate Orchard
  7. Bills DT Adolphus Washington
  8. Saints S Kenny Vaccaro
  9. Giants WR Brandon Marshall
  10. 49ers DE Aaron Lynch
  11. Buccaneers RB Doug Martin
  12. Patriots TE Dwayne Allen


An NFL evaluator who spoke with Mike Sando believes the Bengals should be able to get “at least” a fifth-round pick in return for RB Jeremy Hill.

He is a legit player not getting a lot of snaps,” one evaluator said. “Cincy should take at least a fifth and maybe even higher. [Gio] Bernard came off an ACL last year, they started him off slow and now he is their third-down back, and they are weeding out Hill naturally.

Another source tells Sando that the Giants could make sense for Hill, given their poor running back production this year.

“If the Giants are in desperation [mode], they could do anything and he could be a good addition,” Sando’s source said of Hill.


While the Patriots were previously seeking a first-round pick in return for CB Malcolm Butler, an NFL executive tells Mike Sando that it’s now more likely they would only be able to get similar compensation to what they got for LB Jamie Collins last year.

“You would have to make the trade and also have the agreement in place for the extension,” the exec told Sando. “It will be tough. They got a four that can go to a three for Jamie Collins, and this is the same thing.


Saints S Kenny Vaccaro has come up as a potential trade candidate (NFLTR) in recent weeks, but a source tells Mike Sando that New Orleans may only be able to recoup a sixth-round pick for him, consider that he’s in the final year of his contract.

“This would be maybe a fourth-rounder if he were not on the final year of his deal, and a sixth-rounder because he is in the final year,” Sando’s source said. “Vaccaro is making too much money with too little production to get traded now. The Saints would have to eat salary.

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