NFL Trade Speculation: An Impact Player Each NFL Team Could Trade for

Mark Pare@NEPats17Correspondent IIMay 18, 2011

NFL Trade Speculation: An Impact Player Each NFL Team Could Trade for

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles tries to avoid a sack from Anthony Spencer #93 of the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 14-1
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    Thanks to the CBA issues, there is still much to be done before an NFL season can take place.  First off, the free agency period and of course, all the impending trades.

    Every team has a hole that needs to be filled, even the mightiest of them all.  There are a lot of players who want to see new homes and a lot of players who don’t but probably will anyway.  Most can be described as an impact player, a game-changer or just someone to provide support for the actual superstar of the team.  Here are my thoughts on who can go where and the reasoning behind it.  Obviously, not all picks will come close to happening, but here’s hoping.

    At the end, send some feedback and tell me where you think some players will go (and I would appreciate it if you’re not condescending about it; remember, this is all speculation until the NFL’s brass sign on the dotted line.)

Arizona Cardinals-Kevin Kolb (QB) from PHI

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    The Cards couldn’t solve their QB issue at the draft, and I don’t see them signing a free agent.  Kevin Kolb is the best solution here, and has the potential to boost Larry Fitzgerald’s stats out of the water.  With Kolb, the Cardinals could move from cellar dwellers to potential playoff contenders.

Atlanta Falcons-Shayne Graham (K) from NE

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    PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 15:  Place kicker Shayne Graham #17 of the Cincinnati Bengals moves to kick the ball on the kick-off during their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 15, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Bengals defea
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    Shayne Graham did a fine job taking over the kicking duties in New England when Gostkowski got injured, and with Matt Bryant becoming a possible UFA the Falcons will need a kicker. Graham is perfect for the job, and New England can once again collect on a great trade.

Baltimore Ravens-Steve Smith (WR) from CAR

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won, 31-14. (Photo by Otto Greule
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    It seems Steve Smith has fallen off the charts in 2010, his worst year statistically since 2002, but don’t blame him; blame the Carolina Panthers and their failed attempts of getting a legit No. 1 QB.  It’s just like Arizona and Larry Fitzgerald, except I see Fitzgerald sticking around for the long run; not to mention his fall has been small as Kurt Warner has only been retired for a season.

    It may be time for a new home. Smith is a No. 1 WR, and in Baltimore, they are already losing T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Donte Stallworth at wideout, so it is time to beef up the position. Hopefully, Anquan Boldin will continue to have less pressure on him that so him and Smith can torch secondaries with their speed, and bring the Ravens even more success than they have known in the last few seasons.

Buffalo Bills-Donovan McNabb (QB) from WAS

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5  of the Washington Redskins on the sidelines against play against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    The Donovan McNabb/Mike Shanahan saga in Washington is a tale that can be solved with a single trade. A move to Buffalo could help the Bills get out of the bottom five and perhaps compete with the Dolphins for third in the AFC East. Considering the price tag that McNabb would bring a trade could push back the Bills a bit, but we all know that there is still some work to be done before they see the success they saw in the 1990’s, where they won four consecutive AFC Championships.

Carolina Panthers-Antwaan Randle El (WR) from PIT

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Antwaan Randle El #82 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts during against the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Ge
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    In recent times, Randle El has been used less and less. He started with the Steelers, then a couple years in Washington, and now he is back in Pittsburgh. Another move can’t hurt him, and it will help a team slowly on the rise. Having a veteran wide receiver like him should help Cam Newton’s confidence, but on that, we will see and speculate on how Newton does in his rookie year.

Chicago Bears-Reggie Wayne (WR) from IND

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    INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 02:  Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts runs for a touchdown during NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Think about this for a second: Wayne has one year left of a six-year deal he signed with the Colts, Pierre Garcon is playing excellent football, and we all know when Peyton Manning is throwing the ball, things are just that much easier.

    That being said, Jay Cutler needs an elite receiver, and Wayne fits the bill. If things don’t work out, he’s always welcome back in Indy for 2012. With all the focus in the draft on trying to protect Manning, the Colts could look for some defensive help in return, and the Bears aren’t short on that front.

Cincinnati Bengals-Darren Sproles (RB) from SD

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 16:  Running Back Darren Sproles #43 of the San Diego Chargers is unable to make a catch against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on December 16, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/
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    I know, I know, the Bengals’ last focus should be at the running back position, and they should be dead set on making Carson Palmer happy and getting a linebacker in the process.

    Here is the issue: The Bengals run offense was ranked 27th in the league last season, and getting the opportunity to better that is huge for them.

    Why would the Chargers spend so much money on Sproles if they use Mike Tolbert and Ryan Mathews more? Sproles won’t need to be a third-string running back anymore and the Chargers get something in return instead of nothing.

Cleveland Browns-Santonio Holmes (WR) from NYJ

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 23:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrates after he scored a third quarter touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani
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    This was just a given. The man leading in reception yards for this team is a tight end at 763 yards, its passing yards ranked 29th  in the NFL last season and its points scored ranked 31st.  With the work done to have Colt McCoy and Jake Delhomme as the tandem here, a No. 1 receiver is mandatory, and what better person to take the job than a former Super Bowl MVP.

    Holmes had a great year with the Jets in 2010. He had six touchdowns and 746 yards on the year, and if sent to Cleveland, can possibly do more as a major threat in the back field.

Dallas Cowboys-Jimmy Clausen (QB) from CAR

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    ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 02:  Quarterback Jimmy Clausen #2 of the Carolina Panthers looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on January 2, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Clausen’s purpose in Carolina may have come and gone after the Panthers selected Cam Newton first overall in the 2011 draft; however, Clausen may prove to be good trade bait, and we know Cowboys fans are looking for Roy Williams to get out of town. This may be the best chance to do so. The Panthers get a weapon, and Clausen gets to learn his craft under the bright lights in Texas and serve as Romo’s backup, and if necessary step in if Romo gets injured again, because Kitna could get traded and Stephen McGee may not be the answer.

Denver Broncos-Brandon Jacobs (RB) from NYG

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19:  Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants runs with the ball against  the Philadelphia Eagles during their game on December 19, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Get
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    Jacobs has gone on record to say he wants out of New York. Great news for Broncos fans, as this opens the door for a big bodied rusher to come in and form a great tandem with the smaller Knowshon Moreno. Sure, the Broncos are loaded up with running backs, but they’re all too small to handle the big defenses of the NFL, and this is another reason they had to choose second overall in this past draft. Send a smaller back the other way, and this deal is a good one in my eyes.

Detroit Lions-Adam Vinateri (K) from IND

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 08:  Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts after he kicked a successful 50-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January
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    Arguably the greatest kicker in NFL history, Vinateri has some competition. Brett Swenson wasn’t even drafted, yet the Colts saw something in him and signed him to a deal. Sign Vinateri and then trade him to the Lions. There is not telling how well Jason Hansen’s leg will hold up, and Dave Rayner is an unrestricted agent.

    Trading for Vinateri gives the Lions a great leg that can get the long field goals if necessary and can take some pressure off of Matt Stafford in terms of field position.

    I know a lot of you will question this choice for the realistic possibility of it actually happening, but you never know who can get traded where. Even New England fans didn’t expect to see the man who won them two Super Bowls on last second field goals to be playing for one of their fiercest rivals.

Green Bay Packers-Marion Barber (RB) from DAL

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 25:  Runningback Marion Barber #24 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 25, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated
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    The emergence of Tashard Choice and Felix Jones allows Barber to be put up on the market.  His numbers dropped from 932 yards to 374 yards in 2010, and while most would look towards the abysmal record the Cowboys had, others will see the logical reason: Barber’s time in Dallas is done, as Felix Jones has emerged as the new No. 1 and Tashard Choice can provide back up running back duty. The Packers can use the skill of Barber to run to another Super Bowl title, and will probably not have to touch any key components of their 2010 team to get Barber over.

Houston Texans-Michael Jenkins (WR) from ATL

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    TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 05:  Receiver Michael Jenkins #12 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass during warmups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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    Jenkins is not only a game changing receiver for his ability with the ball, but also for his ability without it. Last season, he missed four to six weeks due to an injury suffered during a scrimmage with the team. He came back and put up 505 yards and two touchdowns for a highly successful Falcons team.

    The Falcons moved up the list in the 2011 draft and grabbed Julio Jones. Jenkins may prove to be expendable now, and Houston could use a guy like him (if he stays healthy) to draw some players away from Andre Johnson and run the slot area a little more.

    This might be the move that finally gets the Texans into the playoffs and the monkey that is the Colts off their back…for a time.

Indianapolis Colts-Darius Butler (CB) from NE

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    MIAMI - OCTOBER 4: Davone Bess #15 of the Miami Dolphins battles for a pass against Darius Butler #28 of the New England Patriots at Sun Life Field on October 4, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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    Who would ever think the Colts and Patriots would make a trade with one another? Well, simple fact is, the Colts could use someone in the back field, and with the position being a little crowded in New England, one of those dominoes will have to fall.

    I predict Darius Butler will head to Indy because of the emergence of Devin McCourty, the play of Leigh Bodden, and because Ras-I Dowling will be a starter as early as this season.

Jacksonville Jaguars-Amobi Okoye (DT) from HOU

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 02:  Amobi Okoye #91 of the Houston Texans looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    J.J. Watt is ready to start in the NFL in my opinion, and that means there is an odd man out here, and it is Okoye.

    Okoye can pressure the QB really well and recorded 3.0 sacks this past season. He can make an impact and provide some depth at a position that is truly in need, especially when considering most of the time, the QB’s the Jaguars will encounter are at the top of their game.

    The trade would happen within the division, but it isn’t one of those blockbuster deals, so I say it is realistic, but unlikely to happen.

Kansas City Chiefs-Johnathan Joseph (CB) from CIN

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    CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Johnathan Joseph #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals breaks up a pass intended for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    When it comes to making an impact and having to face the first place teams, the Chiefs can use some help with defending the deep ball. Johnathan Joseph has that ability, and put him together with Brandon Flowers and you are going to give some teams a headache. I say some teams because it is going to be a battle to repeat as AFC West champions, but this little acquisition could go a long way.

    The Bengals can go with Leon Hall and Adam Jones to start with and then see what happens.  Remember, people, this is merely speculation.

Miami Dolphins-Kyle Orton (QB) from DEN

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12:  Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the B
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    Even though John Elway will continue to have doubts on Tim Tebow, he is the future of the Broncos and Elway will have to learn to be a bit more patient with the young QB in my opinion. If not, there is Brady Quinn to consider as well.

    With that being said, Orton can be expendable and can bring some good coin back into the Mile High City if Miami is willing to pay the price.

    Orton may be questionable with his movement in the pocket, but I like his vision with the wide receivers. He had some great chemistry with now-Dolphin Brandon Marshall in 2009 with the Broncos, so that can be something worth watching, as I don’t think Chad Henne is the answer to a stacked AFC East.

Minnesota Vikings-Jon Kitna (QB) from DAL

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 25:  Quarterback Jon Kitna #3 of the Dallas Cowboys prepares to snap the ball during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 25, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated
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    Christian Ponder will need some work and tutelage in order to be the starting QB, so in the mean time, why not grab a veteran like Jon Kitna? He played some solid football for Dallas last season when Tony Romo broke his clavicle, throwing over 2,000 yards and 16 TD’s before going down himself on Christmas Day against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Kitna can help the young Ponder and at the same time, fill the void of Brett Favre.

    On that point, we know the Vikings will take a chance on crafty veterans before their young talent comes through the ranks. We also know that Kitna can mentor young talent as well as have success on the field. He did the same thing to a young Carson Palmer in 2003 with Cincinnati.

    Kitna will be 39 at the beginning of the season and is nearing the end of his career, so not only would he make an impact on the field with veteran instincts, but also make an impact off the field and possibly turn Ponder into the franchise QB faster than they expected.

New England Patriots-Reggie Bush (RB) from NO

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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints in action during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    The Patriots have been known in recent times to have a pass first offense. Not since the days of Corey Dillon has Tom Brady had a Pro Bowl level running back to hand the ball off to. BenJarvus GreenEllis was the first Patriot to rush over 1,000 yards in a season with New England since Dillon, and he barely made it in the last game of the season. Danny Woodhead is great, but Bush has the size that can create an awesome tandem with Woodhead at the running back position

    The addition of Reggie Bush makes sense and can provide that extra weapon that could take the Patriots to Super Bowl contenders to the perennial Super Bowl favourites they were going into the post-season as a few short months ago.

    It would be ironic to, as the player that the Saints drafted (Mark Ingram) to make Bush expendable was the same one New England traded away on draft day, so we know the Pats and Saints have no problem making the big deals with each other, and we know Bill Belichick is as good a trader as a stock broker in New York.

New Orleans Saints-Alge Crumpler (TE) from NE

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Alge Crumpler #82 of the New England Patriots celebrates a catch during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Ge
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    With the departure of Jeremy Shockey the door is wide open for a veteran TE, and how fitting that I picked a Saints player to go to New England as well. Alge Crumpler (plus a couple draft picks) for Reggie Bush. Talk about your run of the mill steal, a four-time Pro Bowler and a multiple All-Pro selection.

New York Jets-Steve Smith (WR) from NYG

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 27:  Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 27, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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    Another case of trying to out-duel Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, and the Jets can try and grab someone from their own home in the New York Giants organization. They will likely get rid of either Holmes or Edwards, and a guy like Steve Smith can fit the No. 3 slot well enough and has the potential of moving up the depth chart with consistent play.

    He had 48 catches for 529 yards last season, and will definitely be cheaper than at least one of the two recievers they had under contract last season.

New York Giants-Matt Light (OT) from NE

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    HONOLULU - JANUARY 30:  Matt Light #72 of the New England Patriots stands on the field during the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 30, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
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    The “Light” has gone off in New England. With the drafting of Nate Solder, the second round draft choice in 2001 will be looking elsewhere to play in 2011. Set to be a UFA, Light can walk from the only pro team he has ever known, but I don’t think Belichick will let him go that easily and could possibly trade the rights to him to the Giants before he hits the free agent market, giving the Giants ample opportunity to get him locked up. The Giants have a good O-line, but Light can make them that much better.

    A three-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl Champion with size and strength can use a fresh start after a not so great ending to the Patriots season.

Oakland Raiders-Chad Ochocinco (WR) from CIN

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Can you imagine Ochocinco in California? His character and personality should be a hit there with the team so close to Hollywood, and Ochocinco can make an impact on a Raiders team that was set back a number of years after the draft bust of JaMarcus Russell.

    Jason Campbell is behind the helm now and with him the Raiders are starting to look better and better, but they still need a deep threat after getting the most production from Zach Miller. He only had 60 catches for 685 yards and five TD’s.

Philadelphia Eagles- Leon Washington (RB) from SEA

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    SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 08:  Leon Washington #33 of the Seattle Seahawks runs down field against the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Ima
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    The rule change that pushed forward the kickoff spot by five yards will limit the amount of kick return TD’s, and with that, the ticket for Washington out of Seattle is there. He is primarily a running back, and the Seahawks grabbed Marshawn Lynch last season so the trade would make sense.

    Washington will definitely work more on his running game this offseason and could prove to be a great acquisition for Andy Reid and Co. Michael Vick is probably the best running QB in the league, but with that extra threat on the ground and not to mention a great alternate in terms of punt returns and the odd kick return if DeSean Jackson goes down with injury, Washington could pay major dividends.

Pittsburgh Steelers-BenJarvus GreenEllis (RB) from NE

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    FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06:  BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots runs for a 1-yard touchdown in thefirst quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    This ties into the pick I made for New England to grab a certain high profile running back to become a tandem with Danny Woodhead. Sure, GreenEllis was a 1,000 yard rusher last season, but by going to Pittsburgh and relieving some of the running off of Rashad Mendenhall, there is something solid happening there.

    Split the duty and possibly be just as dangerous as they were when Mendenhall was running alone.

San Diego Chargers-Lance Moore (WR) from NO

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    ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 25:  Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates scoring the go ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Matthew Stockma
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    Lance Moore is a restricted free agent, and being in that position gives all the power of where you are going into the hands of other people. Moore has had up and down seasons and set a career high in 2008 with 79 catches, 928 yards and 10 touchdowns.

    When it comes down to it, the more weapons Philip Rivers has, the more deadly with the ball he becomes.

    As much as the Chargers want to resign their UFA’s, it seems the winds of change are blowing over San Diego and some will walk for better pay. Moore will provide room for Patrick Crayton, Vincent Jackson and Malcolm Floyd, and could even develop into a bigger role if Floyd opts for free agency.

San Francisco 49ers-Eddie Royal (WR) from DEN

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31:  Eddie Royal #19 of Denver Broncos runs with the ball during the NFL International Series match between Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on October 31, 2010 in London, England. This is the fourth occa
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    The Niners leading receiver in yards was tight end Vernon Davis. A guy like Royal to fill out the depth chart could be huge in bringing back the glory days of the NFL. Royal was third in yards for a receiver, behind Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney.

    The trade would make sense because the Ravens can either load up on draft choices or grab from the bulk of defensive players in the 49ers organization. It also means Royal will have to step up if he wants to be there, and if he worked enough, he will make a big impact on the team. Until then, we can only speculate and assume from his previous work.

Seattle Seahawks-Matt Flynn (QB) from GB

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    ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 15:  Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers losens up on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty
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    This is one of the risky choices. A young QB in Matt Flynn, in his only start, came monumentally close to defeating the Patriots, who were riding hot at the time. If he puts that much effort into every game he will be a starter soon enough.

    In Seattle, we have Matt Hasselbeck, who is getting up there in age and will retire soon enough, and Flynn is only 25 (26 on June 20), so there are plenty of years to transform Flynn into the new starter for the Seahawks.

St. Louis Rams-Bernard Berrian (WR) from MIN

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    NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 09:  Bernard Berrian #87 of the Minnesota Vikings at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    The uprising of the Rams continues, and it seems that they need a receiver to help get them over the hump and into the playoffs.

    Berrian hasn’t seen the numbers in Minnesota that he did when he was in Chicago, and could be a great addition to a young team. Though Berrian will be 31 on December 27, he still has many years left and could mesh well with the young Sam Bradford.

    This trade could be realistic, and with Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice (barring he opts to become a free agent) as your top two receivers in Viking country,  the Vikes could get some great building blocks in return.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Leon Washington (RB) from SEA

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    SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 08:  Leon Washington #33 of the Seattle Seahawks runs down field against the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Imag
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    First off, yes, I did have Washington down to be traded to Philadelphia, but this trade here makes sense as well as he is a unique individual that can get Seattle back a lot of assets for the future.

    The rule change that will limit the amount of kick return TD’s will prove to be the ticket for Washington out of Seattle. He is primarily a running back and the Seahawks grabbed Marshawn Lynch last season, so the trade would make sense.

    Washington will definitely work more on his running game this offseason and could prove to be a great running back for Tampa, as they are very close to being back in championship talk.

Tennessee Titans-Vincent Jackson (WR) from SD

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 16:  Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 16, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Do
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    Flashback to last season, and we see the Titans experiment with Randy Moss to no avail. Time sure has changed in Tennessee. Vince Young is on his way out, Moss is a free agent, and Jake Locker is the new QB. Adding a stellar wide out at this point is great for Locker’s development, and Jackson is the guy that will make it happen.

    He isn’t happy in San Diego, and it may stem from that contract dispute he had with the team. Even though the Chargers put a franchise tag on him, he is meant for greener pastures, and Tennessee may be the place to start again.

Washington Redskins-Vince Young (QB) from TEN

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    SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 31:  Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans plays against the San Diego Chargers in the game at Qualcomm Stadium on October 31, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Titans 33-25.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/G
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    One project exits, another one enters. Donovan McNabb will probably be shipped somewhere (see Buffalo Bills) or released because I don’t see Mike Shanahan leaving anytime soon, and even if McNabb were to stay, he would be too expensive to be a bench warmer in the U.S. capital.

    Vince Young is on the outs in Tennessee, and if he isn’t released, will probably be traded and get a fresh start.  Sure, Washington hasn’t been ideal for QB’s getting fresh starts (sorry, Donovan), but if Washington can get a little “Young”er they could be on their way to competing with the likes of Philadelphia, Dallas and the Giants, teams with established starting QB’s.