NFL Trade (and Signing) Block

I've recently discussed possibilities for players to either sign or get traded to certain teams. This analysis has been all over the place, so I thought I'd move everything to one page.

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Jets reportedly shopping RB Le'Veon Bell (subsequently released)
Adam Gase does not know how to use talented players. We've seen the likes of DeVante Parker and Kenyan Drake. Le'Veon Bell has gotten worse with the Jets, as Gase has wanted to utilize Frank Gore instead of the talented back. Gase will finally get his wish on a permanent basis if Bell is traded.

Update: The Jets have cut Bell!? LOL! They couldn't get anything for him? Not even a third-day pick? Wow. Gase is the worst (now that Bill O'Brien is out of a job.)

Here are some teams that could trade for sign Bell:

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins no longer have to trade for Bell, meaning they're more likely to get him.

San Angeles Chargers: Austin Ekeler is injured, and neither of the backups is very impressive. Justin Herbert could benefit from having a great weapon in the backfield.

New England Patriots: You can never count out Bill Belichick to make a move like this.

Washington Redskins: Daniel Snyder is not one to shy away from making a bold move. With Derrius Guice released, the Redskins suddenly have a huge hole in the backfield. Antonio Gibson can't handle a major workload.

Jacksonville Jaguars: James Robinson has been impressive as a rookie, but the Jaguars may want a proven commodity at the position.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams are splitting carries among three players without great success. They could decide to solve this dilemma by trading for Bell.

New York Giants: I could see the Giants signing Bell to a 1-year deal with Saquon Barkley out for the year.

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Jaguars cut RB Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette posted the Will Smith empty-house meme because the Jaguars were trading all of his teammates. There was speculation that Fournette would be traded, but inept general manager David Caldwell ruined all leverage he had with him, just like he did with Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue. Unable to find a buyer, Caldwell released Fournette. He must be fired immediately.

Here are some teams that could sign Fournette:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Buccaneers make the most sense. They're all in to win now, but they don't have a proven running back. I'm sure Tom Brady would love throwing the ball to Fournette out of the backfield.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers want an upgrade over James Conner. They failed to draft a replacement, so Fournette would be a nice addition.

San Angeles Chargers: Austin Ekeler can't carry the load himself, so the Chargers will need to find a complementary back for Ekeler. In this instance, Ekeler would become the complementary back.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams don't have anything at running back aside from Cam Akers. If Akers hasn't pleased the coaching staff thus far, the Rams could add Fournette.

New England Patriots: Sony Michel is always hurt. Damien Harris failed to stand out last year. Rex Burkhead runs a 6.2 40-yard dash. Bill Belichick might be displeased with his running back group.

Miami Dolphins: Everyone expected the Dolphins to draft either D'Andre Swift or Jonathan Taylor. They didn't do so, and I think Fournette makes sense to pair with Tua Tagovailoa.

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Ravens cut S Earl Thomas
In a shocking turn of events, Earl Thomas has been released in the wake of a fight he had with teammate Chuck Clark. Despite Baltimore's decision, Thomas can still play extremely well. He performed on a high level last year - outside of one encounter with Derrick Henry - and he should continue to thrive for a couple more seasons, even at the age of 32. Thomas should draw plenty of interest.

Here are some teams that could sign Thomas:

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have been linked to Thomas for quite some time. Perhaps Jerry Jones will finally get his man.

Houston Texans: Thomas could return to Texas without going to Dallas. Houston's safety situation is dubious outside of Justin Reid.

Philadelphia Eagles: You can never count out Howie Roseman to make a big move. He may want to replace the departed Malcolm Jenkins.

Atlanta Falcons: Safety isn't a huge need for the Falcons, but they could stand to make an upgrade at the position. It might help that Dan Quinn once coached Thomas in Seattle.

New York Jets: The Jets capsized their 2020 season by trading Jamal Adams to the Seahawks. Thomas would be a great temporary replacement if the Jets are serious about trying to make the playoffs this year.

New England Patriots: Bill Belichick is no stranger to signing veterans, and he may want to replace the opted-out Patrick Chung.

Las Vegas Raiders: The Raiders have made a number of upgrades this offseason, but they could still use help at safety.

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Browns TE David Njoku requests trade
David Njoku has requested a trade. This is not a shocking development, given the Austin Hooper signing earlier in the offseason. In fact, the only surprising aspect of this was that Njoku's request took so long.

Njoku, a former first-round pick, has been a major disappointment in the NFL thus far. However, he's not even 24 years old yet, so he still has plenty of potential. Some team might be willing to part with a late-round pick for him.

Here are some teams that could trade for Njoku:

Washington Redskins: The Redskins have a big need at tight end. They had to upgrade the position this offseason, but failed to do so.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville needs to add one or two more weapons for Trevor Lawrence. The front office might show interest in a young player to build around its next quarterback.

New York Giants: The Giants don't need a tight end with Evan Engram on the roster, but Freddie Kitchens, Njoku's former coach, is now the tight ends coach in New York. There could be some interest for Njoku because of that as well as Engram's injury history.

Green Bay Packers: Green Bay is counting on Jace Sternberger to be the answer at tight end. Perhaps the team will want to add some competition.

Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones is always looking to make a splash, and he may think that Blake Jarwin isn't enough.

San Angeles Chargers: Hunter Henry is on the roster, but he can't stay healthy. The Chargers might want a cheap insurance policy.

Chicago Bears: The Bears are always on the prowl for more tight ends.

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Patriots potentially to trade for wide receiver
There was some speculation that the Patriots would tank for Trevor Lawrence this year in the wake of losing Tom Brady to the Buccaneers. They put that discussion to rest in the wake of the Cam Newton signing.

New England can win a Super Bowl with Newton as its quarterback, provided Newton is healthy. The team has a stellar defense and offensive line. The running game has potential with Sony Michel returning from injury and Damien Harris now having experience. And the last time I checked, Bill Belichick was a pretty good head coach!

The lone weakness the Patriots have on their roster is at receiver. Julian Edelman is still there, but he's now 34 years old. Neither N'Keal Harry nor Mohamed Sanu can separate. It's possible that Belichick will recognize this and trade for a quality receiver this time.

Here are some receivers the Patriots could trade for:

A.J. Green, WR, Bengals: A.J. Green will be playing with a good quarterback for the first time in his career now that Joe Burrow is on the roster. However, Green, who is on an expiring contract, may want to go to a winner this year. He's now in his 30s, so he may realize that he doesn't have many prime years remaining. The Bengals might as well get something for him as they continue to rebuild.

Marvin Jones, WR, Lions: The Patriots and Lions are no strangers when it comes to trading with each other. Marvin Jones is another receiver with an expiring contract, so the Lions may want to deal him if the 2020 season begins poorly for them.

Will Fuller, WR, Texans: You guessed it - Will Fuller has an expiring contract. The Texans will likely struggle this year, so Bill O'Brien may decide to get something for Fuller if he decides that he doesn't like Fuller on a particular day. No one trades great talents for nothing like O'Brien, so perhaps the Patriots will only have to surrender Rex Burkhead in exchange for Fuller.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns: I expect Beckham to rebound in 2020, but the Browns could be willing to get rid of him if he continues to cause problems.

Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers: Keenan Allen is another receiver with an expiring contract. The Chargers are known to be a stingy franchise, so perhaps they'll decide they won't want to pay Allen big money, given that he'll be spending the majority of his next deal in his 30s.

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Buccaneers seeking to trade TE O.J. Howard
The Buccaneers are seeking to trade O.J. Howard, according to former NFL general manager Michael Lombardi. This can't be a surprise because Bruce Arians doesn't like using tight ends in his offense. Howard was in Arians' dog house last year, and it's not like Tampa Bay even needs him with Cameron Brate on the roster.

Update: Rob Gronkowski was acquired, so this seems more relevant now.

Here are some teams that could trade for Howard:

New England Patriots: The Patriots reportedly tried to trade for Howard last year. They need to replace Gronkowski, and perhaps Howard would finally live up to his potential under Bill Belichick.

Green Bay Packers: Green Bay is looking to win now, and that would involve giving Aaron Rodgers more weapons. The Packers must replace Jimmy Graham.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins lost Jordan Reed, who couldn't stay healthy. I'm sure Dwayne Haskins would like having an intermediate weapon with plenty of upside.

Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow will have some nice receivers at his disposal, but his tight ends are lacking. Burrow relied on Thaddeus Moss at LSU, so I'm sure he'd make great use of Howard.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts like using two-tight end sets, so they'll need to replace Eric Ebron.

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Panthers release QB Cam Newton
The Cam Newton saga has been a strange one over the past few months. New owner Bobby Axelrod immediately announced that he wanted to move on from Newton, but the franchise quickly backtracked on that statement. The Panthers then gave Newton permission to seek a trade, prompting Newton to reply with a cryptic tweet in all Greek letters that no one seemed to understand. This didn't deter the Panthers from signing Teddy Bridgewater. Newton, meanwhile, didn't garner much interest as a trade piece, so the Panthers have released him.

Here are some teams that could sign Newton:

San Angeles Chargers: The Chargers are moving into a new stadium, so they need to create a buzz to sell tickets. Signing Newton would certainly do that.

New England Patriots: Tom Brady is gone, and all the Patriots have at quarterback is Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer. I don't know if Bill Belichick wants to deal with Newton's personality type, but I imagine he's at least intrigued by the possibilities of having someone as talented as Newton under center.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Panthers managed to get rid of Nick Foles' hideous contract. It seems as though they're "Losing for Lawrence," but perhaps they'll like Newton enough to give him a shot.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins should be considered an option because of Ron Rivera. I don't think the Redskins will sign Newton, but it's a small possibility.

Pittsburgh Steelers: If Newton is willing to take an immediate backup role with the upside to start, he'll consider the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger is also very injury-prone, and Pittsburgh really needs a much better backup quarterback.

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Rams looking to trade WR Brandin Cooks
This news can't be a surprise. Brandin Cooks has disappointed every team he's been with, whether it's been on the field or in the locker room. He has fallen way behind Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, so it makes sense that the Rams would want to trade him. Unlike Cooks' previous teams, however, the Rams won't be able to net a first-round pick for him. They'll likely receive a mid-round choice instead.

Here are some teams that could trade for Cooks:

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens received a ton of compensatory picks, so they shouldn't have any issue trading one of them for Cooks, which would give Lamar Jackson another deep threat.

Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia is another team that was granted many compensatory picks. The Eagles need multiple receivers, and Cooks would definitely help Carson Wentz.

Green Bay Packers: Time is running out for Aaron Rodgers to win a second Super Bowl. He really needs receiver help, so I could see Green Bay trading for Cooks.

New York Jets: The Jets are likely to lose Robby Anderson this offseason, and Cooks would be a viable replacement.

Houston Texans: I could see the incompetent Bill O'Brien trading a 2022 first-round pick for Cooks.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins are looking for another receiver to go with Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr.

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49ers acquire No. 13 pick for DT DeForest Buckner
The 49ers traded DeForest Buckner to the Colts for the No. 13 overall pick. I graded the 49ers and the Colts on the NFL Trade Grades page, but I wanted to discuss what San Francisco could do with its new first-round choice.

Here are some players the 49ers could pick at No. 13:

Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn: This would be the dream. Derrick Brown could be chosen as early as No. 3 overall. I have him slotted to the seventh pick in my 2020 NFL Mock Draft. However, talented players have fallen in previous drafts, and Brown could drop if teams focus on the offensive tackles instead. Brown would be a great replacement for Buckner.

Javon Kinlaw, DT, Auburn: Kinlaw would be a great consolation prize. I've had him going to the Colts at No. 13, so he makes a ton of sense as another potential replacement for Buckner.

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma: What if the 49ers address another position? I could see the 49ers pursuing a replacement for Emmanuel Sanders, who is headed for free agency. San Francisco may see as Lamb as the best receiver available.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama: I don't think Jeudy will be available, but he would be a great pick at No. 13.

Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama: Perhaps the 49ers will be more interested in the best speed threat in the class, though Lamb and Jeudy seem like better prospects.

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Rams cut RB Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley's career has been tragic. Many teams loved him when he entered the NFL Draft, and their optimistic view of him was validated, as he emerged as one of the top running backs in the NFL. Gurley, however, now has degenerative, arthritic knees, and he can no longer handle a full workload. Gurley should still be good for about 20 total touches per game for the time being, so he would make sense as a lead back in a committee.

Here are some teams that could sign Gurley:

Atlanta Falcons: Gurley has been linked to the Falcons. Atlanta needs a running back, and Gurley played for Georgia prior to the NFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ronald Jones was better last year than he was as a rookie, but Bruce Arians doesn't trust him. Arians might be interested in pairing Gurley with Jones.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins signed Jordan Howard, but they're not done upgrading their backfield. If they're not in love with D'Andre Swift and Jonathan Taylor, they could pursue Gurley.

San Angeles Chargers: Gurley may want to remain in Los Angeles despite the high taxes, non-existent fans and feces on the street. The Chargers lost Melvin Gordon, so they need a back to pair with Austin Ekeler.

Kansas City Chiefs: Andy Reid signed LeSean McCoy prior to 2019. That move didn't pan out, so perhaps Reid would be interested in another veteran back to pair with Damien Williams.

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien seems to be a huge fan of decrepit running backs.

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Vikings WR Stefon Diggs sparks trade discussion (again)
There's been growing speculation that the Vikings will trade Stefon Diggs. The team is $11 million over the cap, thanks to Kirk Cousins' horrible contract. Diggs has never developed a great rapport with Cousins, as he complained often throughout the 2019 campaign. Diggs deleted all Vikings-related information from Instagram, so there could be a trade coming soon.

Update: Diggs tweeted that it's time for "new beginnings" in the wake of the ridiculous Cousins contract. Diggs doesn't like playing with Cousins, so Minnesota may have to trade him.

Here are some teams that could trade for Diggs:

New England Patriots: If the Patriots retain Tom Brady, they'll obviously be in win-now mode. Brady has one or two years of high-level play remaining, in all likelihood, so the Patriots will need to give him a talented weapon. Diggs would be an immense upgrade on the outside.

Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis tons of cap space. The team has just one proven viable receiver in T.Y. Hilton. Diggs would be a great complement for the injury-prone wideout.

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have the ability to make a big play for a talented receiver because they have a quarterback on a rookie contract. Lamar Jackson needs someone to throw to besides Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews.

New York Jets: The Jets also have substantial cap space. They will likely lose Robby Anderson to free agency, but Diggs would be a huge upgrade anyway.

Buffalo Bills: The third AFC East team that could trade for Diggs, the Bills could covet a possession receiver to complement John Brown.

Las Vegas Raiders: The Raiders are obviously in need for receiving help, but with two first-round picks, they could have their eye on one of the talented receivers in this class.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have a recent rivalry with the Vikings, so there could be some reluctance for the two teams to trade together. However, Philadelphia is in desperate need for receiving help, and you can never count out Howie Roseman when a trade is about to happen.

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Vikings cut CB Xavier Rhodes
Xavier Rhodes was known as one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL a couple of years ago. That changed in 2019 when Rhodes became one of the league's worst corners, as he was burned on a weekly basis. Perhaps Rhodes had an undisclosed injury, but he turns 30 in June, so this could be natural regression. Still, there's a decent chance Rhodes will rebound.

Here are some teams that could sign Rhodes:

Kansas City Chiefs: If Rhodes wants to chase a Super Bowl ring, he'll sign a cheap deal with the Chiefs. Kansas City needs a better cornerback across from Charvarius Ward.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have been linked to Darius Slay. Here's another NFC North cornerback who could help their atrocious secondary.

Dallas Cowboys: Philadelphia's two rivals will be intrigued as well. The Cowboys will need to replace Byron Jones.

New York Giants: We all saw how awful the Giants' secondary was in 2019. Major upgrades are needed.

Houston Texans: Houston's secondary is the primary weakness of an otherwise stellar defense. Rhodes could be a nice upgrade.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars traded Jalen Ramsey and then dealt A.J. Bouye. They have one of the worst cornerback groups in the NFL.

New York Jets: Trumaine Johnson was a failure, so the Jets will need to find a replacement for him.

Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have needed an upgrade across from Patrick Peterson for quite some time.

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Bengals and Bills cut OTs Cordy Glenn and Ricky Wagner
Cordy Glenn and Ricky Wagner are a pair of talented, 30-year-old tackles who have been released by the Bengals and Bills, respectively. While both are proficient blockers, both have also endured multiple injuries over the previous few seasons. This will make them nice buy-low targets for teams in need of tackle help.

Here are some teams that could sign Glenn and/or Wagner:

New York Jets: The Jets had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL last year when Kelvin Beachum was sidelined. Beachum is now a free agent, so both tackle spots must be upgraded in order to protect Sam Darnold.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns made a huge mistake when they decided to enter the 2019 season with Greg Robinson and Chris Hubbard as their starting tackles. Both struggled this past season. The Browns should be interested in both Glenn and Wagner.

San Angeles Chargers: Both tackles would also work for the Chargers, who have a major weakness at both positions.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville is another team that could use both tackles. Left and right tackle are positions of weakness that must be upgraded in order to protect Nick Foles or Gardner Minshew.

Houston Texans: Ricky Wagner would be a nice addition, as the Texans are in desperate need of a right tackle upgrade.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins need a left tackle, but they're not in position to acquire one. They'll take Chase Young at No. 2 overall, but they don't have another selection after that until the third round. Signing Glenn would make lots of sense if they end up trading Trent Williams.

Seattle Seahawks: Seattle should be interested in Wagner, as he would be a terrific bookend across from Duane Brown.

Arizona Cardinals: Arizona's right tackle situation must be upgraded, so Wagner would be a nice upgrade.

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Titans cut DE/OLB Cameron Wake
The Titans cut Cameron Wake to save $5.6 million. Wake played well last year as a 20-snap-per-game pass-rusher until he suffered an injury in the middle of the season. He should be able to be a decent role player for one more season despite turning 38 soon. I imagine teams in win-now mode in need of another edge rusher will be interested.

Here are some teams that could sign Wake:

Kansas City Chiefs: Wake could handle the same role Terrell Suggs did late last year. If Suggs plays elsewhere or retires, Wake would be a fine replacement.

Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore's pass rush was very lackluster in 2019, so the team had to blitz at an extremely high rate. Having better edge rushers would prevent the Ravens from playing this way.

Houston Texans: Houston needs another pass rusher to go along with Whitney Mercilus in the wake of the Jadeveon Clowney trade from last summer.

New England Patriots: Bill Belichick is always up for signing savvy veterans. Wake may find New England appealing if Tom Brady returns.

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks could use an upgrade on the edge as well, and they're certainly in play for Super Bowl LV because of Russell Wilson.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys need help getting to the quarterback, especially with a possibly worse secondary next year.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons may not be seen as a win-now team, but they had a strong finish to their second half, so they could be a surprise contender. Pass rush is a weakness for them, so Wake would help in that regard.

New York Giants: The Giants, at the moment, are a major sleeper of mine. Their two weak spots are edge rusher and cornerback, so Wake would help address the former area.

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Redskins give OT Trent Williams permission to seek a trade
Trent Williams missed all of 2019 because he refused to play for the Redskins. Washington was unwilling to budge on Williams' demands, but that has changed with the team granting him permission to seek a trade.

Here are some teams that could trade for Williams:

Miami Dolphins: Miami has the most draft capital and the most cap space. It also has a major void at left tackle, so Williams would be a huge upgrade in an attempt to protect either Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert.

New York Jets: The Jets have plenty of cap space, so they could take on Williams' salary. The Jets' offense was lackluster when they were missing linemen last year, so adding talent to the front is imperative.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have an obvious glaring hole at tackle. Baker Mayfield will be much better if his blind side is protected well.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have a huge hole at right tackle. Williams would fill that void, unless the Bills want Williams on the blind side and Dion Dawkins at right tackle.

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks also have a major void at right tackle. If they trade for Williams, it would be interesting to see if they plug him in there, or move Duane Brown over to that side.

Arizona Cardinals: I can basically copy-paste what I said about Seattle, replacing Duane Brown with D.J. Humphries. It's possible that Humphries doesn't return anyway.

Houston Texans: Houston obviously has to make upgrades to the offensive line. Williams would be a huge improvement at right tackle.

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Bears cut CB Prince Amukamara
Prince Amukamara has been a solid cornerback or a long time. He turns 31 this offseason, but he still played well for the Bears last year. His extensive injury history will limit him to 1-year "prove it" deals, but playoff contenders will undoubtedly be interested.

Here are some teams that could sign Amukamara:

Kansas City Chiefs: I mentioned Snacks Harrison as a possibility for the Chiefs below this entry, and Amukamara makes sense for the same reason. An upgrade is needed across from Charvarious Ward.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are desperate for cornerback help. Amukamara, if healthy, could help Philadelphia make another deep playoff run this upcoming season.

Dallas Cowboys: I expect the Cowboys to be highly interested as well, given that they could lose Byron Jones this offseason.

Seattle Seahawks: Seattle has some major issues at cornerback. The team doesn't usually surrender major resources for cornerbacks, but getting Amukamara wouldn't require them to do so.

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien will sabotage the Texans once again this offseason, but he could make a rare positive move by signing Amukamara to address a dire need.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts are another AFC South team that could pursue Amukamara, given their issues in the secondary.

Denver Broncos: Obviously, the Broncos are not quite the contenders the Chiefs, Eagles and other teams on this list are, but they're worth mentioning because Amukamara might want to play for former Bears coordinator Vic Fangio again.

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Lions cut NT Snacks Harrison
Snacks Harrison has been a stout run defender for most of the past decade, but regressed in 2019. There's a chance he'll rebound next year, though it's also possible that his decline could be permanent. I imagine he'll sign a 1-year "prove it" contract in the near future.

Here are some teams that could sign Harrison:

Kansas City Chiefs: Perhaps Harrison will pull a Terrell Suggs and play for the Chiefs for a year in an attempt to help the team win another Super Bowl. Kansas City needs help against the run, so Harrison would be a nice fit on the defensive line.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams never replaced Ndamukong Suh, and they'll be losing Michael Brockers this offseason. They'll need to replenish their defensive line.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys won't give up on 2019 second-round pick Trysten Hill just yet, but he was a major bust last year. I could see Dallas bringing in Harrison as an insurance policy.

Seattle Seahawks: Seattle has several impending free agent defensive tackles to re-sign. Acquiring Harrison would be an alternative solution.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills added Corey Liuget late in the year, but he's set to hit free agency. Harrison would be a better version of Liuget.

Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta's run defense could stand to improve, as the team needs someone better to play next to Grady Jarrett.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have a big need for a defensive tackle, but could have their eye on Derrick Brown or Javon Kinlaw at No. 7 overall.

Arizona Cardinals: Arizona is another team that figures to lose multiple defensive tackles this season. Harrison would be a nice fit for a team that really needs to improve its defense.

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Lions speak to teams about trading for CB Darius Slay
Adam Schefter has reported that the Lions have discussed moving Darius Slay with several teams. This is not the first time Detroit is doing this. The team tried to trade Slay at the trade deadline, but was asking for two first-round picks, which the Rams surrendered for Jalen Ramsey. The Rams overpaid, and yet Ramsey is four years younger than Slay, who turned 29 this offseason. If the Lions drop their asking price, teams will be interested in acquiring Slay.

Here are some teams that could trade for Slay:

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles were one of two known teams that contacted the Lions at the trade deadline. Cornerback is a huge need, and I'm sure Philadelphia would love to obtain Slay for a reasonable price (a second-round pick.)

Denver Broncos: Denver is the other known team that reached out to Detroit. The Broncos need another talented cornerback to go along with Chris Harris Jr., as the team has yet to replace Aqib Talib.

Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis tons of cap space, and it could stand to bolster its secondary.

New York Giants: The Giants consider themselves buyers, given that they obtained Leonard Williams during last year's trade deadline. They may not be able to select Jeff Okudah at No. 4, so trading for Slay would help address their greatest need.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have a big issue at cornerback. They'll want to build off the strong finish they had in 2019, and Slay would add some much-needed talent to their secondary.

Las Vegas Raiders: Possessing extra picks to make a trade like this happen, the Raiders would love to beat the rival Broncos to the punch and upgrade their poor secondary.

Arizona Cardinals: Arizona has plenty of cap space, given that Kyler Murray is playing on a rookie contract. The Cardinals' secondary was horrible last year, so Slay would go a long way in fixing that area.

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Bengals attempting to facilitate trade for QB Andy Dalton
Unless Joe Burrow pulls an Eli Manning and declares that he doesn't want to be chosen by the team atop the NFL Draft, the Bengals will select the LSU quarterback in April. Thus, it makes sense for them to get rid of long-time quarterback Andy Dalton.

Dalton constantly failed in the playoffs for the Bengals, but he at least got them there several times. He's a passable starter and would be an upgrade over some of the other first-string signal-callers in the NFL. At the very worst, he would be an excellent backup. Some team will surrender a third-day pick for him.

Here are some teams that could trade for Dalton:

Chicago Bears: General manager Ryan Pace likely doesn't want to give up on Mitchell Trubisky just yet, but he can't enter the 2020 season with Trubisky as his lone viable starting option. He could add Andy Dalton just in case Trubisky continues to struggle. Perhaps Dalton can manage his new team to a playoff appearance.

New England Patriots: I have the Patriots selecting Jake Fromm in my 2020 NFL Mock Draft, but they'll need a veteran if Tom Brady signs elsewhere. I expect Brady to return to New England, but if he doesn't, Dalton would be a decent bridge to Fromm.

Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford's back is in bad shape, so perhaps the Lions fear that he could pull an Andrew Luck and retire prior to the season.

Philadelphia Eagles: Given Carson Wentz's injury history, the Eagles may want to find a premium backup.

Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton also has injury concerns. The Panthers may want a stellar backup for him.

San Angeles Chargers: The Chargers likely have plans to draft Justin Herbert. Dalton would be a nice mentor for the Oregon product.

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Panthers seeking to trade G Trai Turner
ESPN's Jenna Laine reported that the Panthers and Bengals are looking to trade Trai Turner and Cordy Glenn, respectively. Glenn has an extensive injury history, so I can't see teams being interested in surrendering an asset for him. Turner, on the other hand, is a talented 27-year-old who frequently qualifies for the Pro Bowl. There should be a high level of interest in him.

Here are some teams that could trade for Turner:

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins were tanking, but now that they'll be able to land their franchise quarterback, it's time to re-build. They need to bolster their offensive line to protect Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert, and they can afford to trade for Turner. They have tons of draft capital, and they also possess the most salary cap space in the NFL.

Buffalo Bills: The second of three AFC East teams on this list, the Bills are in need of an upgrade at guard. Adding Turner to the blocking unit could help Josh Allen take the next step in his progression. It's worth noting that the Bills have the third-most salary cap space available.

New York Jets: The Jets don't have nearly as much cap space as the Dolphins or Bills, but they're still in the top 15 in that regard. Sam Darnold's protection was awful last year, so it must be improved this offseason.

Seattle Seahawks: Seattle is always in play for a talented offensive lineman. Russell Wilson has to be wondering if his front office will ever improve his blocking.

Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson is in the same situation as Wilson, except Bill O'Brien is a far worse personnel decision-maker than John Schneider.

San Angeles Chargers: The Chargers of San Angeles will likely walk away from the 2020 NFL Draft with Justin Herbert or Tua Tagovailoa. They must protect their young quarterback, which is something they didn't do for Philip Rivers.

Arizona Cardinals: Even if the Cardinals plan on selecting an offensive tackle with the No. 8 overall pick, they'll need to add a talented guard to give Kyler Murray the best chance to succeed.

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Chargers RB Melvin Gordon requests trade
Melvin Gordon is threatening to hold out, much like Le'Veon Bell did last year. He and the Chargers are far apart in their financial negotiations, prompting Gordon's agent to request a trade. It's unclear if the Chargers will accommodate this, but there surely will be some teams that are interested in the talented runner.

Here are some teams that could trade for Gordon:

Houston Texans: The Texans traded for Carlos Hyde, but they're crazy if they believe that he's a viable replacement for the injured Lamar Miller.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins plan on tanking this year if their former coach is to be believed. Trading for Gordon will make that harder, but Tua Tagovailoa would at least have a great weapon in the backfield to work with - something Miami sorely lacks at the moment.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Buccaneers don't have much cap space, but perhaps they could make some other moves to free up money. They currently have a competition between Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber for the starting running back job, which sounds terrible.

Injured Running Back's Team: There will be some team whose running back tears an ACL this summer. It happens all the time. That franchise would likely be interested in trading for Gordon when that occurs.

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