NFL Rumors: Trades, Trade Candidates, Patriots

     

Trades

Mike Sando of ESPN offers up 10 trades he believes would make sense before tomorrow’s deadline including:

  1. Bills trade RB LeSean McCoy to the Packers for S Josh Jones and conditional late-round pick
  2. Cardinals trade WR Larry Fitzgerald to the Patriots a conditional draft pick
  3. Raiders trade DE Bruce Irvin to the Rams for a third- or fourth-round pick
  4. Cardinals trade CB Patrick Peterson to the Vikings for CB Trae Waynes, first- and third-round picks
  5. 49ers trade LT Joe Staley to the Chargers for a 2019 third-round pick
  6. Cardinals trade LB Haason Reddick to the Patriots for OL Brian Schwenke and a 2019 second-round draft pick
  7. Dolphins trade WR DeVante Parker to the Colts for a 2019 fourth-round pick
  8. Raiders trade S Karl Joseph to the Titans for a sixth-round pick
  9. Lions trade DL A’Shawn Robinson to the Eagles for a fourth-round pick
  10. Browns trade QB Tyrod Taylor to the Jaguars for a fifth-round pick

Trade Candidates

Jason La Canfora reports that the names he continues to hear as the “most realistic” trade candidates include:

Patriots

  • Michael Giardi of NFL Media reports that the Patriots inquiring about some notable receivers such as Demaryius Thomas and possibly Golden Tate could be due in part to concerns regarding Josh Gordon, who has been disciplined by the team for being late to meetings.
  • Giardi mentions that the Patriots likely feel they need more depth at outside receiver to complement Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.
  • Ian Rapoport adds that the Patriots are “particularly interested” in Thomas and Tate.

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