According to Jason La Canfora, the Bengals and Redskins are expected to stand pat at the trade deadline despite receiving interest in a number of their players from the rest of the league.
Both teams are struggling this season with one win between them, but ownership has refused to sign off on selling players for assets despite repeated calls from other teams.
The Redskins have repeatedly rebuffed the Browns inquiries regarding LT Trent Williams, who remains locked in a holdout with the organization that has no signs of ending. La Canfora adds Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan received some real interest from several teams, including the Ravens and Colts, but it doesn’t look like Washington is willing to move him either.
“It’s not like you are dealing with a normal team,” one AFC GM said. “The only sensible thing to do with Trent Williams is to trade him, but they don’t even want to listen. It’s crazy. And I don’t think that’s going to change by Tuesday.”
Meanwhile, La Canfora reports the Bengals could get a first-round pick for WR A.J. Green, who’s 31 and entering the last year of his contract. However, the Bengals are one of the most conservatively run franchises and owner Mike Brown has vetoed any trade of Green.
“They are basically philosophically opposed to the idea of making trades,” one NFC GM said. “It’s a waste of time to call them. But we did. And it is what it is. You may as well be speaking a different language.”
La Canfora mentions the Bengals could trade OT Cordy Glenn, who’s been embroiled in a dispute with the team over its handling of his return from a concussion, but that would be more of a salary dump than anything.
We’ll have more on the upcoming trade deadline as the news is available.