Sheldon Richardson Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Jets DE

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 01:  Defensive end Sheldon Richardson #91 of the New York Jets looks on during pregame warm ups prior to playing the Oakland Raiders in an NFL game at Coliseum on November 1, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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New York Jets star Sheldon Richardson is among the NFL's elite defensive linemen, but was the subject of trade rumors leading up to the Nov. 1 trade deadline.

Continue for updates.

Broncos Were Interested in Trading for Richardson

Monday, Nov. 7

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, per colleague Rich Cimini, the Jets spoke with the Denver Broncos about a possible trade for Richardson. Cimini added a trade in the offseason seems "likely."

Cowboys' Linked to Richardson

Tuesday, Nov. 1

According to's Todd Archer, the Jets initiated trade talks with the Dallas Cowboys involving Richardson, but his big contract may be preventing Dallas from making a move.

Per Archer, Richardson is set to make over $8 million in 2017, and he also has some off-field issues that may be giving the Cowboys pause.

Richardson Has Proved to Be Premier Talent For Jets

The 25-year-old was suspended four games in 2015 for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and was suspended for the first game of 2016 for violating the league's personal-conduct policy in relation to a 2015 arrest following a police chase.

The former Mizzou standout is just two years removed from a career season that saw him produce 67 tackles and eight sacks.

While Richardson can play all over the defense and create significant mismatches, he is expendable due to the re-signing of Muhammad Wilkerson and the continued progress of 2015 first-round pick Leonard Williams.

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