With the NFL season heading into Week 6 and the trade deadline quickly approaching, here are some trades, injuries and position battles that have been emerging.
As far as trades go so far, the Seattle Seahawks traded linebacker Aaron Curry to the Oakland Raiders after rookie K.J. Wright emerged as a more than capable candidate to fill the position.
Another player rumored to be on the trading block is Denver wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. This is a trade we could see happen as soon as this week because according to the Denver Post, Carolina and Tennessee are showing a lot of interest. With Eric Decker having a great season and Demaryius Thomas and Eddie Royal returning this week, the Broncos wide receiving corp is going to have plenty of options.
The Cincinnati Bengals remained mum for some time regarding the discussion of trading quarterback Carson Palmer, but Bengal's owner Mike Brown spoke this week and attempted to convince people there would be no trade happening before the deadline. According to the Cincinnati enquirer, Brown said, "“There are [no trades] discussed or processed as we speak, I’ve had my say on it. That’s all there is to say.”
As far as a Week 6 injury report goes, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall will be back in action. Mendenhall was apparently ready to go last week but the team did not need him.
The latest injury news according to SB Nation is that New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, also know as "the Lawfirm," was injured in Wednesday's practice, sat out Thursday's practice and is questionable for Sunday.
Another position battle to keep an eye on is the starting running back job in Kansas City. With Chiefs starting running back Thomas Jones and backup running back Dexter McCluster failing to make any impact in the backfield, they decided to give fourth year player Jackie Battle an opportunity and he made the most of it.
Carrying for 119 yards in his first game with significant playing time Battle may see starter's reps on the regular.
Could the the Oakland Raiders officially be heading to Los Angeles? According the Oakland Tribune, ever since the news of Oakland's owner Al Davis' death, the rumors of the Raiders moving to Los Angeles have spread faster than ever.