NFL Trade Rumors: Marshawn Lynch, Logan Mankins, Devin Thomas, and More
Another week in the NFL means more breaking news from the league, and rumors surrounding Marshawn Lynch, Logan Mankins, and Devin Thomas are circulating throughout the sports world.
Are the Philadelphia Eagles really interested in trading for Marshawn Lynch?
Would the Chicago Bears be wise to trade for Logan Mankins?
Will the Washington Redskins let go of Devin Thomas?
I will keep you posted throughout the day with all the latest trade rumors in the NFL.
Read on to find out the latest news from the league.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that the New England Patriots have been talking with the Minnesota Vikings about a possible trade regarding wide receiver Randy Moss.
With Sidney Rice out for a few more weeks, the Vikings are struggling offensively, and the addition of a veteran receiver like Randy Moss could help to build Brett Favre's confidence in his offense. Adrian Peterson has become the workhorse of the Vikings, and he could sure use some more talent to share the load.
Moss hasn't done much with the Patriots this season (with zero catches and only one attempt in Monday's game against the Miami Dolphins), and it has become apparent that the Pats are slowly starting to phase Moss out of the New England offense.
This is not a done deal quite yet, and sources say that this deal will depend upon whether Moss will sign a contract extension with the Vikings,
According to ESPN, the Seattle Seahawks have officially traded for Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch.
NFL on Fox's Jay Glazer tweeted the news, and SportsCenter has just updated confirming the story.
The Bills will get for a 4th round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and a conditional pick on the 2012 Draft for Lynch.
The Seahawks have also reportedly released Julius Jones.
Marshawn Lynch hasn't been overly productive so far this season, but maybe the Seahawks know something that I don't.
For more info on the Marshawn Lynch trade, read Bleacher Report Analyst, Josh McCain's breaking news article.
@Chester_Pitts: Oops my bad! Headed back to the Great Northwest! Seattle and 12th Man Nation did you miss me???????????
Chester Pitts tweeted that he would be rejoining the Seattle Seahawks after being cut from the team about a week ago.
According to the Seattle Times, head coach Pete Carroll expressed that he hoped the offensive lineman would return after recovering from microfracture surgery on his knee.
Well, the Seahawks have confirmed that Pitts will have a spot on their roster, but there is no word as to who will be cut to make room. Mike Gibson took Pitts' place in his absence.
According to the Denver Post, the Broncos have resumed contract negotiations with cornerback Champ Bailey after a great performance against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Broncos are said to be looking to extend Bailey's contract for four years which would keep Bailey with Denver until 2014.
DP says that cornerbacks are one of the highest-paid positions in the NFL, so money could be a definite issue in these contract talks. Bailey is the third highest-paid cornerback in the league (behind Darrelle Revis and Nnamdi Asomugha) at $13 million this year, and we can expect him to be asking for more with this extension.
According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins might be looking to trade wide receiver Devin Thomas. Thomas has had a less than impressive career with the Redskins, and Washington may be looking for a way out.
We all know the Redskins' woes with Albert Haynesworth, but with Thomas limited to mainly special teams, they are trying to find a new home for this second round draft pick.
According to the National Football Post, the Redskins are the ones contacting other teams, but it doesn't look like anyone it biting just yet. This source says that concerns surrounding Thomas are his questionable work ethic and inability to hold onto the football.
Right after the Pats resigned quarterback Tom Brady, they were all set to do the same with guard Logan Mankins...
That is until Mankins refused to publicly apologize to the team's owner after making comments about Robert Kraft's integrity back in June. Mankins made a personal apology to Kraft, but right before signing a new deal with the Pats, he was informed that Kraft expected him to go public with his apology. Mankins was obviously left with a bad taste in his mouth.
Now it looks like Mankins will be finding a new home by the end of this season, and the Pats would be wise to make a trade and get something for the Pro Bowl guard.
Bleacher Report's Bob Warja thinks the Chicago Bears could really use Mankins, and I have to agree. Jay Cutler needs some help with his O-line, and Mankins could be a good fit.
According to the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Eagles have contacted the Buffalo Bills to check up on the availability of Marshawn Lynch.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy suffered a broken rib in Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, and the Eagles could benefit from Lynch's experience.
Even though an Eagles source said that Philly was not very serious about acquiring Lynch, the Bills might be able to find another suitor before the October 19th trade deadline.
Another option could be trading Fred Jackson, and this would get many teams in the league very excited.
The Green Bay Packers are said to be another team interested in trading for Lynch.