NFL Trade Rumors: 5 Rumored Trades That Will Happen
Over the past week or so, rumors and hearsay regarding last-minute trades have been spreading like wildfire throughout the NFL.
On Monday, the league saw the first of these rumors come to life as wide receiver Brandon Lloyd was shipped from the Denver Broncos to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for a 2012 draft pick.
The first domino has fallen. Now, it is time for more to follow suit.
With only hours left before the trade deadline, let's sift through all the trade rumors and figure out which ones are likely to happen.
RB Tashard Choice to the Kansas City Chiefs
After four lackluster seasons with the team, it appears as though the Dallas Cowboys are ready to part ways with running back Tashard Choice.
Following Dallas' 20-16 loss to the New England Patriots, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told NFL Network's Alex Flanagan that he was not only receiving phone calls from other teams for the under-used back, but was also heavily considering making a move.
Of the teams that called, it is highly likely that one of them was the Kansas City Chiefs. After losing stud running back Jamaal Charles for the season, it would be a surprise to no one if the 2-3 Chiefs made a strong push for Choice.
Whether or not Choice is worth trading for is another matter entirely. On the season, Choice has toted the pigskin 26 times at a putrid rate of 2.6 yards-per-carry.
If anything, this trade would prove just how desperate the Chiefs are to appease a fanbase that has quickly grown tired of losing.
WR Dwayne Bowe to the Tennessee Titans
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Speaking of the Kansas City Chiefs, what are the chances that they trade away their last remaining offensive weapon?
Apparently better than most think.
And while it may seem foolish to think that the Chiefs really would trade away Bowe, it isn't entirely out of the question.
Trading away Bowe for draft picks in next year's draft would be managements way of telling the fans that this year is a rebuilding year. Not only would it force the team to quickly develop rookie wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin into a major contributor on offense, but the picks they acquire could be used toward becoming competitive in the future.
From the Titans' perspective, this trade would help make up for the loss of wide receiver Kenny Britt, who was lost for the season after tearing up his knee.
LB D.J. Williams to the Philadelphia Eagles
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Once again, our buddy Adam Schefter over at ESPN fuels the fire with trade rumors.
I'm sure Philly fans are clamoring for head coach Andy Reid to make this move.
Aside from their last game against the Washington Redskins, the Eagles have been absolutely disastrous against the run. This is largely due to a dearth of talent at the linebacker position.
Acquiring Williams—who has been a solid tackler and run-stuffer during his tenure in the league—would go a long way towards rectifying the team's abysmal start to the season.
QB Kyle Orton to the Oakland Raiders
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And while a team like the Miami Dolphins would make sense, a trade to the Oakland Raiders seems more likely.
Now that starting quarterback Jason Campbell is done for the year with a broken collarbone, the Raiders are desperate for help at the position. Now that David Garrard is likely headed for back surgery, it seems Orton may be the team's only option.
Unless, of course, they decide to spin the chamber by starting backup Kyle Boller.
That probably won't end well.
SS Chris Harris to the Indianapolis Colts
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It seems that the Chicago Bears have a disgruntled safety on their hands.
After being benched following a poor performance in Week 6, Chris Harris has asked for and been granted the opportunity to seek a trade.
Granted, a 29-year old safety with poor coverage skills won't garner much attention in the trade market.
For his sake, however, Harris better hope that a safety-needy team offers up a low pick for him.
The Indianapolis Colts fit that description. After losing starting strong safety Melvin Bullitt to a shoulder injury, the Colts are frantically looking for a replacement.
Harris may not be much of an upgrade, but considering the low cost it would take to get him, the Colts would be wise to land him.