NFL Rumors: Kevin Kolb and Deals That Will and Won't Happen

Bailey Brautigan@BBrautiganFeatured ColumnistOctober 18, 2010

NFL Rumors: Kevin Kolb and Deals That Will and Won't Happen

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes a touchdown to Jeremy Maclin #18 in the third quarteragainst the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (
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    NFL trade rumors have been circulating today as the league's trade deadline approaches. Some teams desperately need to bring new life to their squads, while others have some excess baggage they need to get rid of.

    There has been talk of the Philadelphia Eagles using yesterday's game against the Atlanta Falcons to showcase Kevin Kolb's talent and raise his trade value, and even though the Oakland Raiders have denied any interest in trading members of their team, some experts say otherwise.

    With less than 24 hours to go, teams will need to act fast if they are looking to make a trade, and I will break down the latest rumors and determine if there is any truth to be found in them.

10. Steve Smith

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    NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 03:  Steve Smith #89 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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    Interest in Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has been building throughout the league, but the Panthers are struggling as it is.

    They will need to decide which asset will help them rebuild the most: Smith or draft picks?

    Trade Potential: 1

9. Nnamdi Asomugha

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 17:  Nnamdi Asomugha  #21 of the Oakland Raiders breaks up a pass intended for Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on October 17, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Even though an anonymous Raiders executive denied any Oakland trade rumors, the team itself has neglected to squash trade talks surrounding Nnamdi Asomugha (or any other Raiders for that matter).

    ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Raiders are willing to trade just about any player on their roster, but with Asomugha's hefty contract (one of the highest-paid players at his position), it is hard to see any teams taking on that load.

    Trade Potential: 2

8. DeAngelo Williams

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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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    This is more of a suggestion from some Redskins fans, but it's worth taking a look at. The 'Skins need some help at running back, and the Panthers have a bunch of talent in DeAngelo Williams.

    But just like with Steve Smith, this trade is unlikely.

    Trade Potential: 2

7. 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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    Is there still interest in a Vincent Jackson trade?

    Maybe. The Minnesota Vikings expressed interest in trading for Jackson a few weeks ago, but the Chargers were apparently asking too much. Now the Vikings have added Randy Moss to their roster, but the Seattle Seahawks remain an interesting possibility.

    Trade Potential: 3

6. 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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    The San Diego Chargers will be releasing Shawne Merriman once he is healthy, and many teams in the league could benefit from his talent.

    But if Merriman is ruled healthy before tomorrow's deadline, the Chargers might be able to get something out of him in a trade.

    Trade Possibility: 3

5. Marion Barber

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    MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17:  Running back Marion Barber #24 of the Dallas Cowboys is pursued by Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at Mall of America Field on October 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated
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    Teams like the Green Bay Packers have been struggling at the running back position, and Marion Barber would be an excellent addition, as the Dallas Cowboys seem to be phasing him out of their offense.

    ESPN's Adam Schefter seems to think that this would be a great idea for the Packers, but will the Cowboys part with Barber?

    Trade Possibility: 4

4. Willis McGahee

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    BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10:  Willis McGahee #23 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens
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    Rumor has it that the Baltimore Ravens are looking to trade Willis McGahee after the running back did not play during the Ravens game against the New England Patriots.

    However, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told reporters in a press conference today that there have been "no trade talks" concerning McGahee.

    Trade Potential: 4

3. Lee Evans

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Lee Evans #83 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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    The Buffalo Bills have already started to clean house by trading Marshawn Lynch, and they could continue to unload more of their roster with Lee Evans.

    A possible new home for Evans? The Washington Redskins.

    Trade Potential: 5

2. Kevin Kolb

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with Mike McGlynn #77 after passing a touchdown to Jeremy Maclin #18 in the third quarteragainst the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17
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    The Philadelphia Eagles find themselves in the midst of a dilemma.

    They have two excellent quarterbacks on their roster, and with Michael Vick looking good to go for next week, it would be a shame to let Kevin Kolb's talent go to waste.

    Especially with so many teams struggling at quarterback around the league.

    Teams like the Carolina Panthers and the Cleveland Browns could really use a solid starter.

    Trade Potential: 7

1. Shaun Rogers

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    PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 17:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a second quarter touchdown pass with Max Starks #78 and Maurkice Pouncey #53 behind Shaun Rogers #92 of the Cleveland Browns on October 17, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsb
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    Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers didn't play much in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and rumors have been circulating around Cleveland that Rogers is on his way out. According to ESPN Insider, the Browns have holes to fill elsewhere on their team (cornerback and wide receiver), and they may trade Rogers to make room.

    Trade Potential: 8