NFL Trade Rumors: Updating All Potential Trade Deadline Deals

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IOctober 29, 2012

Oct 28, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) rushes the ball against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field. The Chicago Bears defeat the Carolina Panthers 23-22. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

With the NFL's New York City headquarters closed on Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy, the league's trade deadline has been rescheduled to Thursday, thus giving more time for teams to negotiate a swap. 

Traditionally, football's trade deadline is a relatively quiet affair, but there are some rumors certainly worth updating regarding big-name players who could be on the trading block come Thursday. 


Steven Jackson 

Though the St. Louis Rams aren't adamantly shopping their all-time leading rusher, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, they've been receiving calls about Steven Jackson. 

Schefter sent out the following tweet on Sunday, October 28 about the St. Louis runner:

Rams have fielded trade inquiries for RB Steven Jackson over past few weeks in advance of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline…

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2012

Per, during Sunday Countdown, Schefter mentioned "the Cowboys, Packers, Cardinals, and Steelers as teams that 'make sense as potential interested clubs,' and the Rams are very much willing to listen to offers."

What have those teams offered as compensation for the 29-year-old back? No one knows. 

But with two extra days to mull over what to give up for Jackson, there's a slightly better chance he's moved. 

Still, no guarantees. 


DeAngelo Williams

Again citing Schefter, the Panthers have fielded calls for running back DeAngelo Williams leading up to the trade deadline. 

With trade deadline Tuesday, teams around league have contacted Carolina to inquire about RB DeAngelo Williams. Panthers willing to listen.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2012

Jonathan Stewart was named Carolina's feature back by head coach Ron Rivera before the team's Week 8 matchup with the Chicago Bears (via the AP's Steve Reed), and he received 21 total touches to Williams' 11 in the 23-22 defeat. 

We don't know if the Panthers are willing to move a running back they extended in July of 2011, but if the offer is good enough, you never know what could happen. 


Dwayne Bowe

Bowe was the first player named as a possible trade candidate when Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports tweeted the following:

I can report this: Bowe wants out of KC very badly. Not exactly a revelation, but true.

— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) October 17, 2012

There hasn't been any significant news on the Bowe trade front since. If anything, the rumors have died down over the past week.

Although the Kansas City Chiefs were embarrassed at home by the Oakland Raiders in Week 8, no reports surfaced regarding Bowe's displeasure with the current state of the franchise.  

That doesn't mean he won't be moved, but there's a much better chance Bowe stays with Kansas City.