Denver Broncos to trade WR Demaryius Thomas to Houston Texans
Detroit Lions to trade WR Golden Tate to Philadelphia Eagles
Buzz building for Jacksonville Jaguars EDGE Dante Fowler Jr.
Just said on @nflnetwork: As trade deadline approaches, the #Jaguars‘ phones have been ringing and there is serious interest in DE Dante Fowler Jr., per sources. Price has been high, but a lot of teams looking for pass rush and that’s a name to watch.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 30, 2018
#Jaguars getting a lot of calls about DE Dante Fowler who is expected to be a free agent after the season.
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) October 30, 2018
A Dante Fowler trade to #rams would be all kinds of appropriate….if that were to happen.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) October 30, 2018
Well, here we go. Not long now. The Los Angeles Rams have only a couple of hours left to
Things to know
The NFL trade deadline is at 4pm ET/1pm PT.
What do the Rams need?
Obviously the lack of premier talent at the edge rusher position looms largest. I’d push against the idea that that’s an actual need right now since, in case you haven’t noticed, the Rams are 8-0. Our level of roster need just isn’t high. That being said, it’s obviously a point of weakness that could be improved upon.
Who could be available?
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora: Browns QB Tyrod Taylor, Eagles QB Nick Foles, Steelers RB Le’veon Bell, Broncos WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, 49ers WR Pierre Garcon, Broncos DBs Chris Harris and Bradley Roby, Raiders DBs Gareon Conley and Karl Joseph, Giants CB Janoris Jenkins, Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon, Raiders LB Bruce Irvin, Broncos LB Shane Ray, Browns LB Jamie Collins
What are they saying?
Rams General Manager Les Snead hasn’t been publicly available, but Head Coach Sean McVay spoke to the media yesterday.
McVay on the upcoming deadline: “Yeah, there’s a lot of dialogue that goes on at this time of year. I’ve had a couple different discussions with (General Manager) Les (Snead) with regards to some things that we feel like might be able to upgrade our team. If anything ends up going through or not, not really sure. But, there are some discussions and there’s a possibility that some things could occur. There’s always discussions that go on and we’re always looking to see if we feel like it’s something that’s going to make our football team better and ultimately help us. As the season progresses, it’s something that, I think those guys have done an excellent job being able to make moves and if we feel like it’s going to help our team. There’s been a couple different things that have been discussed, but whether it ends up coming to fruition or not, I’ll probably have a better idea when I get with Les a little bit later on, based on how that dialogue has gone today.”
McVay on the edge specifically: “Yeah, that could be something that we definitely would look into based on the availability of some of the players that we’ve looked into. That would be, yes, a possibility.”
McVay on other positions: “That’s the main one that we’re kind of in dialogue about. But again, there’s always things based on what a team is looking for and how that might affect us or alter and ultimately, give us the ability to improve. I think Les and his staff do an excellent job at keeping a pulse around the league. Having that open dialogue that exists between the other 31 teams. If it’s something that fits, then that’s something that we’ll do.”