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Seahawks, Vikings & Colts Expected To Be In Trade Market For Offensive Line Help

Jason Cole of B/R, citing two NFL sources, reports that the Seahawks, Vikings and Colts looking for offensive line help ahead of the upcoming deadline.

Cole adds that it remains unclear whether any of these teams are going to be willing to part with at least a second-round pick for either Browns LT Joe Thomas or 49ers LT Joe Staley.

Although, there are issues for both teams, seeing as the Vikings have a limited amount of cap space to work with and the 49ers could be reluctant to trade Staley within the NFC West. Minnesota has already parted with a future first- and fourth-round picks in the trade for QB Sam Bradford, so it could be tough for them move another high draft pick.

The Colts have been trying to protect QB Andrew Luck since they used the No. 1 overall pick on him a few years but have had a tough time doing so.

Thomas, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2007. He’s currently in the sixth year of his eight-year, $92 million contract that included $44 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $8.3 million for the 2016 season.

This season, Thomas has appeared in seven games for the Browns and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 8 offensive tackle out of 75 qualifying players.

Staley, 32, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2007. He’s currently in the third year of his six-year, $52.45 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $5.4 million for the 2016 season.

This year, Staley has appeared in seven games for the 49ers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 out of 75 qualifying players.

The NFL trade deadline is next Tuesday and all deals will need to be agreed to and submitted to the league office before 4pm EST.

We’ll have more regarding these teams and possible trades as the news is available.