NFL Trade Rumors: Vincent Jackson and 10 Players Who Are Staying Put

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IOctober 14, 2010

NFL Trade Rumors: Vincent Jackson and 10 Players Who Are Staying Put

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    The NFL trade deadline is approaching quickly and there are some high-profile names on the trading block: Vincent Jackson, Albert Haynesworth, and maybe even Kevin Kolb?

    October 19th the countless rumors will die and be forgotten.

    There is less trading in the NFL than any other major sports league (MLB, NBA, NHL).

    This offseason, the lack of a salary cap has resulted in the most boring free agency period in recent memory.  To make up for the lack of signings, the number of orchestrated blockbuster trades soared to new heights.

    That trend will most likely come to an end, not carrying over and resulting in a trade deadline that changes the landscape of the league.

    Here are 10 players involved in popular trade rumors that will not happen by October 19th:

10. Dwayne Bowe

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    ATLANTA - AUGUST 13:  Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 13, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Linked Teams: No Links

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    Even though Dwayne Bowe is inconsistent, he is still the Chiefs' best receiving threat.

    Kansas City is actually a contender to make the playoffs this season so trading Bowe wouldn't make sense from a competitive standpoint.

    There wouldn't be much return from a Bowe trade either.

9. Mike Sims-Walker

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Mike Sims-Walker #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs after a catch against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Jacksonville won 36-26. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images
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    Linked Teams: St. Louis Rams

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    Mike Sims-Walker is the Jaguars' only legit receiver.

    For a franchise threatened with the possibility of relocation, there is no way it would trade its best downfield threat and most talented offensive weapon besides Maurice Jones-Drew.

8. Logan Mankins

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 20:  Logan Mankins #70 of the New England Patriots against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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    Linked Teams: San Diego Chargers

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    Reports are that Logan Mankins isn't drawing many offers.

    If he wants to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason he must play in a Patriots uniform by November 16th.

7. A.J. Hawk

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    GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 03: Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions runs as A.J. Hawk #50 the Green Bay Packers moves for the tackle at Lambeau Field on October 3, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 28-26. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/
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    Linked Teams: Buffalo Bills

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    The Packers proposed an A.J. Hawk-Marshawn Lynch swap with the Bills, but obviously that trade is now out of the question.

    Green Bay won't trade Hawk without justifiable compensation with Nick Barnett's recent injury.

6. DeAngelo Williams-Jonathan Stewart

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    NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 03:  DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers in action during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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    Linked Teams: Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    No. 1—Breaking up the league's best rushing attack after a rough start would be a foolish move.

    No. 2—The worst thing a team can do to a rookie quarterback besides start him too early, not protect him, and not provide him with enough weapons is to not have a quality running game.

    The beginning of the Jimmie Clausen era in Carolina couldn't get much worse, but it will if DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart is traded.

5. Brandon Jacobs

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 10:  Running back Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants eludes the tackle of linebacker  Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas. New York won 34-10. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty
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    Linked Teams: No links

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    The Giants just need Brandon Jacobs more than other teams do.

    Ahmad Bradshaw is anything but durable.

    The market for a soft power back isn't very strong right now.

    The best bet for New York is to keep Jacobs and hope the old, untackleable Jacobs returns.

4. Kevin Kolb

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 10:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on October 10, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Linked Teams: Cleveland Browns

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    Michael Vick's injury forces the Eagles to keep Kolb around.

    The fact that Vick is a scrambling quarterback means he is going to take some shots.

    One nice pop to the ribs again and Kolb will be needed for an extended amount of time.

3. Shawne Merriman

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    SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 19:  Linebacker Shawne Merriman #56 of the San Diego Chargers waits on the line of scrimmage against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Qualcomm Stadium on September 19, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 38-13.  (Photo by Step
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    Linked Teams: No links

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    Wednesday the San Diego Chargers placed Shawne Merriman on Injured Reserve.

    They reportedly will release Merriman as soon as he recovers from his current injury.

2. Vincent Jackson

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31:  Vincent Jackson #83 of the AFC's San Diego Chargers jogs on the field during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-34. (Photo by Scott
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    Linked Teams: New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    The teams linked to Vincent Jackson have already resorted to other options at receiver.

    Plus, it would honestly not be surprising if A.J. Smith refused to pull the trigger out of pure revenge.

    A scumbag and the most hated GM in the entire league would and has stooped that low before.

1. Albert Haynesworth

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins in action during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardina
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    Linked Teams: Tennessee Titans, New York Jets

    Why He'll Stay Put:

    The asking price is too high for an out of shape, unmotivated, supposedly diseased, and currently ineffective Albert Haynesworth.

    Past success alone isn't enough to give this rumor legs.