2011 NFL Trade Rumors: 5 Players Who Will Be Moved When Lockout Ends

Ben CousinsCorrespondent IMay 30, 2011

2011 NFL Trade Rumors: 5 Players Who Will Be Moved When Lockout Ends

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles is sacked by DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 14-13.  (Photo by Ji
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    The NFL Lockout has put a halt on the usually busy off season for teams looking to add to their roster.  

    That being said, if or when the owners and players can can agree on a new collective bargaining agreement, expect a flurry of activity from a variety of teams. 

    These are just a few of the reported trade rumors that have come through the rumor mill. 

    As always, please comment with your opinion, ideas and even the rumors you may have heard—I'm always up for learning more about the world of sports. 

QB Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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    Kevin Kolb wants out of Philadelphia, there's no doubt about it. 

    John Clayton of ESPN.com has reported that once the lockout ends, the Cardinals will be actively pursuing the Eagles back-up. The full article can be viewed here.

    At the beginning of last season, Kolb proved that he is a legitimate No. 1 QB by having a couple of strong performances and was even named NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 6. 

    Kolb has publicly his desire for a starting job, even if that is outside of Philly. 

    If the Kolb trade does not turn out for the Cardinals, Kyle Orton of the Denver Broncos is also a possible choice. 

Kyle Orton out of Denver

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12:  Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the B
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    The Broncos are wealthy in the quarterback position. 

    This makes veteran Kyle Orton easy trade bait. 

    Orton has had decent numbers throughout his career. Just last season, he threw an average of 281 yards and threw three touchdowns per game. 

    Although there are rumors that many teams are chomping at the bit to make a move for Orton, the Broncos have claimed that they will not let him go for cheap. 

    A full story can be seen here. 

Steve Smith to a Trio of Teams

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won, 31-14. (Photo by Otto Greule
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    Steve Smith has not demanded a trade, but rather he has asked to be put in a "competitive situation."

    The Carolina Panthers finished last season with a 1-15 record and it does not look like things will get much better for a while. 

    Smith publicly denied trade rumors to Pro Football Weekly, even though the trade would make sense. 

    Sparking even further rumors were that Smith has put his house up for sale. But Smith claims that he wants to move simply because the house he owns is too big for him and his family. 

    Further reports from the San Diego Union Tribune have claimed that Smith has chosen the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and the Baltimore Ravens as his first choices, although these claims have not been confirmed. 

    A full article on the situation could be viewed here.

Vince Young out of Tennessee, to Washington?

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    NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 21:  Lorenzo Alexander #97 of the Washington Redskins forces a fumble by quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field on November 21, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverso
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    Following the disaster of the Redskins season with Donovan McNabb at quarterback, the Redskins are searching for a fresh face. 

    Reports from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel claim that Vince Young is on the market and that the Redskins are the front runners for his services. 

    Young, who was a star in college, never really brought that success to the big leagues, hence the Titans reasons for shopping their young QB. 

    A short article on the situation can be viewed here

Cadillac Williams to St. Louis Rams

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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27:  Cadillac Williams #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs past Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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    Cadillac Williams is a injury-prone running back, but still some value to other organizations. 

    This is a good trade move for both the Buccaneers and Rams as Tampa Bay can still get some decent value coming back and the Rams have been looking for a second running back to help take some of the load off of Steven Jackson. 

    Cadillac fits the bill when it comes to the St. Louis Rams. 

    A full article is viewed here.