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Not so fast on the NFL trade deadline move made between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions that was supposed to send Ronnie Brown to the Motor City. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Lions running back Jerome Harrison, who was to be sent to Philadelphia along with a 2013 seventh-round draft pick, had health issues that caused the deal to fall through.
Brown was expected to secure the Lion's running back situation should Jahvid Best prove unable to play on Sunday. Best suffered his second concussion of the season over the weekend and was held out of Wednesday's practice.
For now Jerome Harrison is back to being the next option should Best be unable to play on Sunday. The Lions host the Atlanta Falcons.
The 2011 NFL trade deadline has come and gone with several deals completed on the final day. Here's a recap of this year's trade deadline.
The Eagles and Lions made a deal before the NFL trade deadline as Philly traded Ronnie Brown to Detroit for Jerome Harrison and a 2013 seventh round pick.
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis, this year's Madden cover boy, could be one of the most intriguing names in trade rumors ahead of the NFL trade deadline at 4:00 p.m. Eastern today. Contract negotiations with Hillis have created a tense situation for the rebuilding Browns. With talks seemingly on the road to nowhere, it has been suggested that a trade request could be the next step, according to a recent report from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
As illogical as it sounds, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported today that the Browns could indeed be persuaded to move Hillis.
A former seventh-round pick traded to Cleveland from Denver as part of the Brady Quinn deal, Hillis rushed for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He also proved to be an adept receiver, catching 61 passes for 477 yards and two touchdowns.
Cleveland could no doubt find any number of suitors for Hillis, including a running back hungry Lions team ready to make a playoff run.
The NFL trade deadline is only a few hours away and trade rumors have been swirling all week. Here are a few moves teams should consider making before the deadline.
The Philadelphia Eagles are no strangers to making moves at the NFL trade deadline. This year, the brass in Philadelphia has let it be known that they are willing to deal from their stockpile of starting cornerbacks. Specifically, they are willing to trade veteran corner Asante Samuel. Jason LaCanfora from the NFL Network reported the news earlier today.
Owners of a very disappointing 2-4 record and Super Bowl hopes, the Dream Team might be more concerned about getting an established player as opposed to a haul of draft picks. Most specifically, the Eagles could be looking for help at linebacker or along the defensive line. Opponents have been running unhindered through the Eagles defense this year.
Samuel would be an attractive target for any number of teams. The Detroit Lions could use help in the secondary if they seriously intend to compete with the seemingly unstoppable Green Bay passing attack. Samuel, 30, has just one interception this year. Over the last two seasons, Samuel has 16 interceptions, including a league-best nine in 2009.
The Cincinnati Bengals have completed a trade with the Oakland Raiders that sends Carson Palmer to Oakland for a 2012 first round pick and a conditional first round pick in 2013, according to ESPN. The conditional pick is dependent on playing time and other incentives.
The Raiders are in need of a quarterback after Jason Campbell went down with a broken collarbone but it appears Palmer would step in and become their new starting quarterback, regardless of Campbell's health. Giving up what could be two first round picks clearly indicates they're committed to him in the long run.
The Raiders now don't have their first, second, third, fourth or seventh round picks in the 2012 NFL draft.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson worked in Cincinnati for several years and it's believed his relationship with Bengals owner Mike Brown helped get this deal done. Jackson was an assistant coach in Cincinnati from 2004-06 when Palmer was there.
The Raiders now have a new quarterback and Cincinnati gets the over-the-top compensation they were looking for in a Palmer trade.
Both FOX Sports and ESPN are reporting that the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders are nearing a deal that would send Carson Palmer to Oakland. Per the reports, the trade is expected to be done before the NFL trade deadline at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday.
There are a couple of components to this deal. First, the Raiders are giving up their 2012 first round pick, which would mean they don't have first, second, third, fourth or seventh round picks in next April's draft. Second, the Raiders are also giving up a 2013 conditional draft pick that could turn into another first round pick depending on playing time and incentives.
So it's possible that, when it's all said and done, the Raiders give up two first round picks for Palmer. That's almost unbelievable considering we thought the going rate for Palmer would be around a second round pick.
The two sides are getting close to finalizing the deal and it's expected to be done before the deadline Tuesday afternoon.
The NFL trade deadline rarely has blockbuster deals done at the last minute but the 2011 NFL trade deadline appears to be different. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders are close to a deal that would send Carson Palmer to the Raiders for a 2012 first round pick.
This would be stunning for a number of reasons. First, after Palmer told the Bengals earlier this summer that he would retire if he weren't traded, the Bengals held firm in their stance that they wouldn't trade him. Second, the Raiders would be trading away a 2012 first round pick meaning they wouldn't have picks in the first, second, third or fourth rounds of the 2012 draft. Third, is Palmer really worth a first round pick? The scuttlebutt going around the league had him pegged as worth a second round pick, at best.
The Raiders are in need of a quarterback after Jason Campbell was lost indefinitely due to a broken collarbone. Adding Palmer would likely keep the Raiders as legitimate contenders in the AFC West.
NFL teams have until 4pm ET on Tuesday to finalize trades for the 2011 league year.
Compared with sports leagues that have much longer regular seasons, and allow for the inclusion of cash in transactions between clubs, the NFL's trade deadline tends to be an uneventful day. Last year's deadline blockbuster? The Kansas City Chiefs traded defensive end Alex Magee and a 2011 sixth-round pick (Allen Bradford) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2011 fifth-round pick (Ricky Stanzi).
Magee is currently a free agent, the Buccaneers lost Bradford on waivers last week to the Seattle Seahawks, and Stanzi is the Chiefs' No. 3 quarterback, so they're the clear winners in that deadline deal.
Most of the limited trade action tends to occur in the 10-14 days leading up to the deadline. Last year, the Seahawks traded Deion Branch to the New England Patriots and acquired Marshawn Lynch from the Buffalo Bills before deadline day. The Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns swapped under-performing restricted free agent running backs Mike Bell (to Cleveland) and Jerome Harrison (to Philadelphia). The Patriots had also traded Laurence Maroney and Randy Moss well before the league's deadline dictated they do so.
This year has been no different.
Last week, the Seattle Seahawks traded former fourth overall pick Aaron Curry to the Oakland Raiders for a conditional draft choices in 2012 and 2013. On Monday, the Denver Broncos unloaded wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for a conditional draft choice in 2012.
Denver and Oakland could be among the few teams that are active on Tuesday, as well. The Broncos are open to traded quarterback Kyle Orton and wide receiver Eddie Royal, two players in the final years of their contracts, if the price is right. Orton was nearly traded to the Miami Dolphins during training camp, and with Tim Tebow taking over as the starter, the Broncos may want to get something for Orton.
Today is also the final day in 2011 that quarterback Carson Palmer will be available in a trade. Bengals owner Mike Brown remains unwilling to accommodate Palmer's trade request, but the Raiders are reportedly "trying hard" make one happen. Another player rumored to have interest on the trade market is Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, but the club is not interested in trading the NFL's leader in yards from scrimmage.
The Detroit Lions could be in the market for a running back on Tuesday. Already without 2011 second-round running back Mikel Leshoure, who is on injured reserve with a torn Achilles, Lions running back Jahvid Best sustained his second concussion of the season during Sunday's 25-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The Lions have veterans Maurice Morris and the aforementioned Harrison, but Best's concussion history -- he missed the final four games of his Cal career with a concussion -- Lions general manager Martin Mayhew may be look to acquire a running back with a skill-set similar to Best for depth purposes.
While an inter-division trade with the Bears appears unlikely, Mayhew could acquire former Cal Bear Justin Forsett, who is one of two Seahawks running backs in the final year of his contract, with the other being Lynch, another former Cal star. Seattle re-signed Leon Washington to a four-year, $12 million contract extension before the lockout and Lynch would likely be a higher priority than Forsett next offseason.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told NBC's Alex Flanagan on Sunday that their No. 3 running back, Tashard Choice, is available in a trade, but with Felix Jones out with a high ankle sprain, they may be more inclined to hang onto Choice.
File this under not expected to happen but the Chicago Tribune posted a story on Tuesday morning, the day of the NFL trade deadline, that at least two teams have discussed internally the possibility of trading for Matt Forte, who continues to express his desire for a new contract.
No, this doesn't mean Forte is on the trade block in Chicago.
The Bears haven't expressed any intention of dealing their franchise back, but it hasn't stopped the other teams from exploring the possibility of acquiring Forte. The interest in Forte is not expected to facilitate any last-minute surprises before the trade deadline Tuesday.
Of course other teams have looked into the possibility. Forte and the Bears have been talking about a contract extension but haven't gotten close on the money so other teams are just preparing for the possibility that Forte won't be a Bear. Still, don't expect the Bears to trade away who is clearly their most valuable player.
So it's interesting to talk about the trade rumors around a guy like Forte but realistically he's not going anywhere before the 4:00 p.m. (ET) deadline on Tuesday.
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The Chicago Bears last week benched both of their starting safeties, Chris Harris and Brandon Meriweather. In Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, Harris was deactivated which means he didn't play. If you're wondering if that's a precursor to a trade, then you may be right.
ESPN reports that Harris planned to formally request a trade from the Bears.
Harris' representatives, according to the source, had reached out to general manager Jerry Angelo and contract negotiator Cliff Stein for formal permission. When they hadn't heard back immediately, Harris planned to request permission to seek a trade himself Monday, the source said.
Harris' agent has confirmed that report and writes on Twitter that the Bears have indeed granted him permission to seek a trade. The NFL trade deadline comes on Tuesday so Harris and his agent have a little over 24 hours to find a trade partner.
Check out SB Nation's Windy City Gridiron to see what Bears fans think of Harris' trade request.
The Oakland Raiders might be in the market for a new quarterback after Jason Campbell broke his collarbone, which could cost him the rest of the 2011 NFL season. The Raiders have been connected to a couple of quarterbacks -- Carson Palmer and David Garrard -- but the most intriguing possibility could come within their own division.
Orton was demoted last week in favor of Tim Tebow and he's on the final year of his contract, due about $5 million the rest of the season. Trades within the same division are rare, especially for a quarterback, but the Broncos would reportedly consider it if the price was right.
Orton wouldn't really fit in well with the Raiders downfield passing attack but he's about as good as you can get six weeks into the season. The Raiders are 4-2 and still in the thick of the hunt in the AFC West while the Broncos are 1-4 and essentially out of any division title talk.
There's no word on what Orton might cost but a mid round pick for an average quarterback in the final year of his contract makes sense.
The Oakland Raiders notched a victory in Week 6 but they really didn't win anything once news came down that Jason Campbell had suffered a broken collarbone, which could end his 2011 NFL season. The Raiders, 4-2, are still in the thick of the hunt in the AFC West so there's some early speculation that they could be targeting a quarterback before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline.
That quarterback, according to Yahoo! Sports, is the Cincinnati Bengals' Carson Palmer. We all know his story by now: he told the Bengals he would retire if he weren't traded and through six weeks of the season he hasn't shown up at the Bengals facilities.
For their part, the Bengals say they're not trading Palmer and many believe that owner Mike Brown will stick to that regardless of the offer for him.
The Raiders have Kyle Boller and Terrelle Pryor on the roster so if they're serious about competing in the AFC West, they need to strongly consider finding a quarterback. Unfortunately for them, it sounds unlikely that their overtures to Palmer will result in a trade.
Check out SB Nation's Silver and Black Pride to see what quarterbacks the Raiders could be considering.
Trade rumors continue to swirl around Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, with the latest reports suggesting he could be gone by Monday afternoon. Rumors about Lloyd's status with the Broncos, and the team's desire to trade him, popped up last week and have persisted throughout Denver's bye week.
According to the Denver Post, the Broncos want to move Lloyd before practice resumes on Monday.
The San Francisco 49ers appear to be showing the strongest interest in the acrobatic receiver, but the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams also were in discussions, according to two NFL sources.
The trading deadline is 2 p.m. MDT on Tuesday. Given their druthers, the Broncos would like to move Lloyd before practice Monday as they return from their bye week to resume preparations for their next game, Sunday at Miami
At this point, it appears the question isn't if, but when Lloyd will be traded. With a little over 24 hours to make a move, and a self-imposed goal of Monday morning, Lloyd could be on his way out before he reaches the team headquarters following the bye week.
For more on Brandon Lloyd and the Denver Broncos, visit SB Nation's Broncos blog Mile High Report.
The NFL trade rumors will certainly ramp up in the next 36 hours heading into Tuesday's deadline, but it seems the Denver Broncos will be the talk of the league as three of their best players have reportedly request a change. First it was Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal, but now the Associated Press is also reporting that recently-benched Kyle Orton has also requested a change of scenery.
Orton completed 91 of his 155 passing attempts for 979 this season while throwing eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Unfortunately those numbers weren't impressive enough to go with his team's 1-4 record, however, as he has been benched in favor of second-year pro Tim Tebow.
It isn't exactly surprising that Orton would be interested in making a move, nor that they'd be willing to give him a chance somewhere else -- even a divisional rival, as the Denver Post reported on Sunday night.
The Broncos are also expected to monitor whether their freshly demoted quarterback Kyle Orton draws interest from the Oakland Raiders after they lost starter Jason Campbell for an extended period. Campbell suffered a broken collarbone in the Raiders' 24-17 win against the Cleveland Browns.
Although, the Raiders are their most heated rivals in the AFC West, the Broncos would be willing to give up Orton in return for a draft pick and relief from the estimated $5 million left on his salary.
Mike Klis, the Post writer who reported the above, later posted on Twitter that Orton has not specifically requested a trade. Regardless, the fact remains that he could be sent down the line anyway regardless if it that's what he wants.
ESPN’s John Clayton shot down some of the speculation about the Indianapolis Colts potentially trading wide receiver Reggie Wayne and defensive end Robert Mathis. Clayton replied to a question about the rumor on Twitter this afternoon. Here is Clayton’s response:
The source of the rumor was actually one of those trade deadline “what if” segments from Sports Center. Clayton’s colleague Adam Schefter postulated that the Bills should swap a fifth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for Wayne. Needless to say, the internet took that nugget and ran with it.
SB Nation’s Colts site, Stampede Blue, actually supports the idea of trading those players. Here is their read on the situation:
In return, the Colts get good value for two aging vets, and we begin the process of rebuilding. Some have said that such a move would upset Peyton Manning. Last I checked, Peyton was a player, not the team’s GM. He’s also signed and under contract for the next five years, and is recovering from his third neck surgery in two years. Management and the team owner shouldn’t give two smelly farts if Peyton is ‘upset’ or not. This Colts team is terrible, and if Peyton wants any shot at winning another ring, changes need to be made in Indy.
Follow all the NFL trade rumors and news in SB Nation’s NFL trade deadline thread.
Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd is on the trading block, according to a report.
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