NFL Trade Deadline: Deals That Make Sense for Injury-Ravaged Teams

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NFL Trade Deadline: Deals That Make Sense for Injury-Ravaged Teams
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Week 7 was absolutely brutal from an injury standpoint.

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is done for the year with a torn ACL.

The same goes for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will miss the rest of the season with a broken leg.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tailback Doug Martin will be sidelined indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Ditto for Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who suffered a scary neck injury against the Cleveland Browns.

That was all just on Sunday.

These injuries have left huge holes in lineups, many on teams that fashion themselves contenders.

If those teams are serious about staying in the hunt for a trip to playoffs, it may be time to swing a trade prior to the October 29 deadline.

Granted, trades like the one that sent Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts a few weeks ago are rare in the NFL.

However, here are a few that make some sense for the teams involved.

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