The NFL isn’t generally known for its trades, but that may change before the NFL trading deadline in 2021. After 4 p.m. ET, NFL teams will no longer be allowed to trade. , so teams looking to add – or subtract – from their teams will make a last ditch effort to accept the deals before the deadline expires.
In years past, the deadline hasn’t meant much. However, this year we have already seen some big trades. Zach Ertz was sent to the Cardinals for a rookie cornerback and fifth-round pick in mid-October. Then, a day before the deadline, the Rams and Broncos agreed on a successful trade to send longtime Denver rusher Von Miller to Los Angeles.
Will we see another big name moved on Tuesday? Maybe not, but there are still a lot of playmakers with their names in the headlines.
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Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been mentioned frequently in recent weeks. Other potential players like Allen Robinson (Bears), Marlon Mack (Colts), Odell Beckham Jr. (Browns) and Brandin Cooks (Texans) could attract the teams.
It’s important to note that adding two playoff games, one in each conference, could impact the deadline. Hypothetically, there are more teams claiming the playoffs, so they might be willing to open their windows. Of course, this was also the case in 2020, but a tightening of the salary cap amid the COVID-19 pandemic ended most major deals last year.
But this year there are fewer restrictions, so some aggressive buyers might be able to get a star potency to help them improve.
Here are all of the trades completed before the 2021 NFL trade deadline along with the latest news and rumors about potential trade targets.
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NFL Transactions Completed Before the Deadline
– November 2: 49ers to acquire 2019 fifth-round pick Charles Omenihu of the Texans in exchange for a future end-of-round pick.
– November 2: The Chiefs to acquire Defensive end / outside linebacker Melvin Ingram of the Steelers in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2022.
– November, 1st: Broncos trade outside linebacker Von Miller to the Rams for a second-round pick in 2022 and a third-round pick in 2022.
– October 27: Texans Trade running back Mark Ingram to the Saints for undisclosed draft pick compensation late in the round.
– October 25: The Jets to acquire Eagles quarterback Joe Flacco for a conditional sixth-round pick.
– October 25: The Rams Trade linebacker Kenny Young and a 2024 seventh-round pick to the Broncos for a sixth-round pick in 2024.
– October 23: The Broncos to acquire defensive end Stephen Weatherly and a 2023 seventh-round pick by the Vikings for a seventh-round pick in 2022.
– October 15: The Cardinals acquire tight end Zach Ertz from the Eagles in exchange for cornerback Tay Gowan and a fifth-round pick in 2022.
– October 6: The Patriots Trade cornerback Stephon Gilmore to the Panthers for a sixth-round pick in 2023.
– October 5: The Dolphins Trade Wide receiver and cornerman Jakeem Grant at the Bears for a sixth-round pick in 2023.
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– 12:48 p.m. ET: Will the Bills trade on Tuesday? According to Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports, they might be surprised. Earlier, he reported that the Bills and the Washington football team were discussing a potential trade involving Mitchell Trubisky.
Maybe a surprise #Invoices trade on the horizon. Stay tuned.
– Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) November 2, 2021
– 12:30 p.m. ET: Podcaster Jordan Schultz reports the Browns are listening to offers on Odell Beckham Jr., but he won’t be moved because the offers aren’t attractive enough to the team.
Sources: #Brown have listened to offers for WR Odell Beckham, Jr., but nothing has been appealing and Odell will not be moved. Internally, HC Kevin Stefanski has expressed his desire to keep OBJ, feeling that it remains an integral part of his attacking maximization potential.
– Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) November 2, 2021
– 12:02 p.m. ET: Another exchange happens. The Texans send Charles Omenihu, a former fifth-round pick, to the 49ers for a future late-round pick, by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Omenihu has seven sacks in 35 career games, but has none this year.
– 12 p.m. ET: Four hours to go until the deadline passes. The saints call around receivers, by ESPN’s Kimberly A. Martin. This would provide them with additional weapons with Jameis Winston out of action.
– 11:54 a.m. ET: Another potential commercial target has come off the table. The Eagles apparently won’t move Andre Dillard, per Mike Kaye from NJ.com. Dillard was a former first-round pick in 2019 and is the Eagles’ swing tackle behind Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata.
– 11:51 a.m.ET: It looks like the Packers are looking for a close assist with Robert Tonyan (ripped ACL) for the season. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler wrote down a few options for them, starring Evan Engram and Hayden Hurst.
Several teams believe the Packers are doing their homework on tight ends as the deadline approaches. Evan Engram and Hayden Hurst are premium options. Jordan Akins and Jacob Hollister would be more affordable options.
– Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 2, 2021
– 11:24 a.m.ET: The Steelers cannot be finished here on deadline day. Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network reports the Steelers could be buyers and are looking for another defensive lineman to play with Cameron Heyward. The Steelers have lost Tyson Alualu to an ankle injury while Stephon Tuitt has yet to play this season.
– 10:49 a.m. ET: ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports the Browns have “no plans” to trade Odell Beckham Jr. before the trade deadline. Beckham has averaged just 2.8 catches and 38.7 receiving yards in six games for Cleveland this season.
The Cleveland Browns have no plans to trade Odell Beckham Jr. before today’s trade deadline, sources say.
I was told that there had been no offers that would make sense for the organization.
– Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) November 2, 2021
– 10:31 a.m. ET: The Texans are open to multiple players, including quarterback Deshaun Watson. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that recognizable players like Phillip Lindsay and Zach Cunningham could also be on the block.
Among the Houston Texans players who should be available as the trade deadline approaches: TE Jordan Akins, S Lonnie Johnson, RB Phillip Lindsay, LB Zach Cunningham (and, of course, Deshaun Watson)
– Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 2, 2021
– 10:05 am ET: We have our first trade of the day. The Chiefs send a sixth-round pick to the Steelers in exchange for passer Melvin Ingram, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Ingram has one sack this season and 50 during his NFL career.
– 9:48 a.m. ET: Kyle Fuller’s name has been on the commercial block since the late stages of the preseason. Professional football discussion reports that the Broncos are trying to move him today. He started 99 games in his career and has 19 interceptions.
– 9:46 a.m. ET: Allen Robinson seems likely to stay put in Chicago. Jordan Schultz, who hosts a podcast with Robinson, reports that it is unlikely to be traded today. Robinson is a post-season free agent and has struggled to develop chemistry with Justin Fields.
– 9:27 a.m. ET: Chris Trapasso of CBS reports that the Bills and the Washington football team “are trying to find a deal to send Mitchell Trubisky to Washington”. Washington is 2-6 and has Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen on the roster with Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) injured.
– 8:43 a.m. ET: The security / secondary name of the Washington football team Landon Collins had been discussed in the trade market in recent days. However, ESPN’s John Keim reports that Washington (2-6) is not expected to move him or any other player on the trade deadline day.
– 8:17 a.m. ET: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport explains what to expect on the trade deadline day during “Good Morning Football.” He reports that a trade involving Deshaun Watson and the Dolphins could still happen while Steelers rusher Melvin Ingram is a name to watch. Additionally, there could be buzz surrounding Darius Slayton (Giants) and Fletcher Cox (Eagles) as the deadline draws near.
– 8:14 a.m. ET: John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that a Deshaun Watson trade could still happen for the Texans. The Dolphins have an offer in place but are waiting for Watson to clarify his legal situation, which he now appears ready to do.
“According to sources close to Watson, he has finally agreed to try to settle with his accusers, but time is running out as the deadline draws near,” McClain writes.
– November, 1st: Bruce Arians says something should be done “extraordinary” for the Buccaneers to trade substitute RB Ronald Jones. Jones has 44 carries for 194 yards and a touchdown this year after running nearly 1,000 yards in 2020.
– November, 1st: ESPN’s Adam Schefter lists several running backs who may be commercially available for the Titans following Derrick Henry’s injury. Notably, he classifies Melvin Gordon as an “unlikely” business candidate.
With the news of the Titans’ RB Derrick Henry going on indefinitely, the RBs that might be available via trade due to depth chart or team position:
David Johnson / Philip Lindsay
Melvin Gordon (unlikely)
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2021
– November, 1st: Broncos send outside linebacker Von Miller to Rams in exchange for two draft picks – a second-round pick in 2022 and a third-round pick in 2022. Miller says an emotional goodbye to Broncos fans after a decade in Denver .
– October 30: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Texans QB Deshaun Watson is not expected to be moved before the trade deadline.
– 29 october: Aries are allowing WR DeSean Jackson to seek a trade and can release it if they cannot find a business partner. Jackson had been the Rams’ No. 4 wide receiver at the start of the season.