NFL Trade Rumors: Last-Minute Buzz Ahead of Tuesday's Deadline

Alex KayCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 27:  David Bakhtiari #69 of the Green Bay Packers scraps with Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings on October 27, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

The 2013 NFL trade deadline is mere hours away, but that hasn't stopped the surge of rumors surrounding some of the top stars in the game.

Teams have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to pull the trigger on any potential transactions, and it will be interesting to see if anything gets done with the clock ticking down.

Let's take a look at some of the latest trade buzz around the league in Tuesday's rumor roundup.


Jared Allen Could Go

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The Minnesota Vikings are quickly fading from contention, and it would be wise for the club to make some moves that could assist in rebuilding. One of the best possible options is to deal superstar defensive end Jared Allen, a transaction the organization is apparently discussing.

Per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Vikings brass has discussed the subject and would be willing to move the veteran pass-rusher for the right price.

Considering Allen is in the last year of his contract and on the wrong side of 30 years old, obtaining any value for him at this point would be a great call.

Minnesota is a mere 1-6 on the season and should be willing to waive the white flag by trading Allen for a reasonable offer. The defense already concedes 287.9 yards per game via the air, so his absence couldn't hurt that much at this juncture.

A change of scenery would do the 10-year veteran some good and hopefully revitalize his career. Allen has 21 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble on the year.


Josh Gordon a Hot Commodity

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Perhaps no emerging star has done more for his stock over the past few weeks than Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns.

The 22-year-old wide receiver burst onto the scene as soon as his suspension ended in Week 3, and he hasn't slowed down since. He's an intriguing option with the deadline looming, as many clubs have a need to bolster their receiving corps.

Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport (via's Gregg Rosenthal), Gordon would cost at least a second-round pick, but many believe the Browns would be foolish to allow him to walk for anything.

The Baylor product has caught 32 passes for 582 yards and three touchdowns in the six games for which he has been active in 2013. At 6'3", 225 pounds, Gordon is a dynamic playmaker who should only continue to get better once he becomes more fundamentally sound.

The sheer amount of interest in this talented youngster should convince Cleveland to hold on to Gordon, barring a Godfather offer it cannot refuse.


Fred Davis Reportedly on the Block

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The Washington Redskins have phased Fred Davis out of their offensive attack, largely due to the emergence of rookie star Jordan Reed.

The veteran tight end has caught just three passes for 25 yards and has participated in only four games in 2013. He no longer has a role on this team and is an ideal candidate to be traded Tuesday if a competitor will take on the remainder of his $1 million deal that expires at the end of this season.

Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the 'Skins brass is "aggressively shopping" the sixth-year tight end.

If Washington can't find a taker, there is a chance the club will dump him by simply cutting him from the team.

It'll be interesting to see what happens, so monitor this situation closely throughout the remainder of the morning and afternoon.