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.
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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 ESPN.com'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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