Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports takes a look at some players that could be available for trade this summer in his latest article.
Evan Mathis & Mychal Kendricks
Eagles HC Chip Kelly confirmed that they’ve had Mathis on the trading block for two years now, but haven’t received an offer from another team. La Canfora can see them eventually settling for a late-round pick in return for Mathis.
In regards to Kendricks, La Canfora writes that he’s “clearly the odd man out in the inside linebacker situation.” Kelly reportedly made calls around the league last week to try to move him for a second-round pick.
The problem for the Eagles is that Kendricks is in the final year of his rookie contract, so their asking price will likely need to drop in order for a trade to come together. La Canfora suggests a 2016 fourth-round pick as reasonable compensation for Kendricks.
Earlier in the offseason, a report surfaced that Seahawks DE Michael Bennett wanted to be traded to the Falcons in order to continue playing for Dan Quinn.
Since then, the Seahawks and Bennett have both denied that there’s any truth to the report.
However, La Canfora mentions that Bennett and his agent have “made it clear he’d rather not be back in Seattle and while the Seahawks aren’t ones to back down.”
La Canfora wonders if something could come together closer to the start of the 2015 season, but admits that the Seahawks would have to be motivated to move on from Bennett in order for trade talks to even get off the ground.
La Canfora doesn’t see any reason why the Buccaneers should hold on to QB Mike Glennon now that they’ve used the No. 1 overall pick on Jameis Winston.
La Canfora believes Tampa Bay would be wise to reach out to teams like the Rams, Browns, Saints, Bengals, 49ers and Seahawks and see if they’re willing to part with some value in return for the young quarterback.
- There’s not much too this, but La Canfora believes it could make sense for the Cowboys to reach out to Jets about one of their running backs now that New York traded for RB Zac Stacy.