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25 Oct 2013

ESPN: Who Should Make a Big Deal?

With the trade deadline coming up, will losing teams consider dealing players like Josh Gordon or Adrian Peterson? And if they make a trade, which teams make the best partners?

Posted by: Scott Kacsmar on 25 Oct 2013

5 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2013, 6:28pm by justanothersteve


by AnonymousCin1234 (not verified) :: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:28pm

I don't have insider and can't read the article and I'm not sure the Texans would or could afford to (cap-wise) but I keep praying that the Bengals can somehow trade for Jonathan Joseph. It will never happen but seems like a no brainer for the Bengals to correct the huge mistake of letting him go in the first place. Would the offer of taking Matt Schaub off their hands be enough compensation for the Texans?

by Jeff M. (not verified) :: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 1:40pm

It seems to me like Vincent Jackson is the guy we should hear about receiver-needy would-be contenders looking into. If I understand the cap implications properly it would create a bunch of dead money for Tampa but an amount they could fit into their open cap space, and then he'd be relatively cap-friendly to the receiving team in the trade.

Since they ought to be moving into a full rebuild anyhow, wouldn't Tampa take something like a 2nd and a 4th for him? And wouldn't that be worth it to someone out of GB, Indy, NE, SF, BAL, etc.?

by Ryan D. :: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 2:06pm

As a Panther fan, I would love to take Vincent Jackson away from the Bucs. Putting him in a Panthers uniform would simply be a bonus.

by DavidL :: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 3:37pm

The Panthers did a fine job of taking Vincent Jackson away in Tampa last night, no transaction necessary.

by justanothersteve :: Sat, 10/26/2013 - 6:28pm

Cleveland is not trading and has no reason to trade Gordon. The only reason we see this type of garbage is lazy sports journalists desperately trying to fill the 24-7 news cycle.