NFL Trade Deadline: 6 Players Who Should Be Traded but Wont
The NFL trade deadline is drawing near, and so far we have not seen much action or even evidence of shuffling from front offices.
Carson Palmer is one name that immediately comes to mind, but there are others players who could definitely benefit their situation by joining other clubs.
Here are six players who should be traded—but likely won't be.
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Brandon Lloyd has emerged as one of the top receivers in the entire league, but unfortunately, he's been trying to catch passes from the most controversy associated cast of quarterbacks in the league.
Lloyd could blossom into a superstar on another team, but I highly doubt Denver deals him.
Who knows? Maybe he and Tebow become a potent combination one day, but it will take some time.
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Here's a no brainer.
Carson Palmer is a Pro Bowl quarterback who's been sitting on the bench while healthy.
He needs to get out of Cincinnati, because he's not in their plans. And, as we know, Cincinnati isn't in Palmer's plans.
But, Cincinnati has not dealt him to this point, so what should lead us to believe he's going to be gone by the deadline?
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Atlanta's Jason Snelling made a name for himself in the past few years while starting tailback Michael Turner was injured.
But, a healthy Turner and the addition of a Jacquizz Rodgers has set back Snelling's playing time.
Atlanta has spread out their offense and has struggled running the football so far this year. It's evident that Snelling is going to become less and less of a weapon in Atlanta's now "explosive" offense.
The Falcons could have enough leverage to get some value with a trade. Snelling has a history of looking like a big-time tailback.
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We all knew trade talk surrounding Asante Samuel would surface as soon as the Eagles brought in two Pro Bowl cornerbacks this offseason.
Those transactions definitely had some people scratching their heads, considering Samuel has been a game changing defensive back throughout his career.
Samuel could definitely fill a void on another roster, and Philadelphia doesn't seem to be going anywhere this season, so they might as well make some changes to their roster.
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We all have seen Kyle Orton play some great football, as he did last year, but it appears that he has seen his last snaps as a starter in the Mile High city.
Tim Tebow has taken over, which means Orton becomes one of the more valuable back-up quarterbacks on the market.
Denver could use talent at other positions, so trading Orton makes perfect sense.
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Brian Dawkins is one of the most respected and successful veterans in the NFL today. He's an elder and leader on any roster.
The Packers, who have lost Nick Collins, could use a big-time safety to fill the void. Their pass defense definitely has not been anywhere near as stingy as it was last season, though they certainly came around against Atlanta last week.
Dawkins is a guy who deserves a shot at a championship, and he would get that chance in a green and gold uniform.