The NFL trade deadline arrives at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd (go vote!), and this offers the last chance for major moves to upgrade teams or grab draft picks. The waiver wire will continue to run, but the players on waivers are either bottom of the roster options or players with off-field issues that often means they won’t be picked up elsewhere.
The deadline is not quite as busy as that for baseball or basketball, but we’ve seen an uptick in volume. We’ll be tracking all the news and rumors through Tuesday afternoon.
Isaiah Ford, Wide Receiver, Dolphins
Chris Herndon, Tight End, Jets
The Jets look like they are willing to deal anyone at this point, but are apparently Herndon is high on their list of unloading before the deadline, per Manish Mehta.
Stephon Gilmore, Cornerback, New England Patriots
The Patriots want a first-round pick and a player for the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, per ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
Kwon Alexander, Linebacker, 49ers
Desmond King, Defensive Back, Chargers
The Chargers are shopping King and multiple teams have inquired, per Adam Schefter.
Avery Williamson, Inside Linebacker, Jets
Will Parks, Safety, Eagles
The Eagles are in the thick of the NFC East chase, but they are potentially sellers at the upcoming trade deadline. The team has put Parks on the market but aren’t going to give [him] away,” per Mike Kaye.
Will Fuller, Wide Receiver, Texans
The Packers are one of multiple teams to inquire about Fuller, according to Aaron Reiss. No deal is imminent with Reiss reporting Houston is not looking to conduct a fire sale. The wide receiver position has been a source of frustration for some time in Green Bay, with inconsistency after Davante Adams. It makes a lot of sense for a contending Packers team to add some pass-catching help.
Carlos Dunlap, Defensive Lineman, Bengals
Dunlap has been quite vocal about his dissatisfaction in Cincinnati, as he’s tweeted about selling his home and confidential information about their defense. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Bengals also would like to trade Dunlap, so now it’s going to come down to if they can find the right offer. He would be a good addition for a defense in need of help in run defense and pass rush.
Takk McKinley, Defensive Lineman, Falcons
UPDATE: McKinley tweeted out that he isn’t going to be traded.
The Falcons have been fielding offers for McKinley, as they look to unload veterans and their contracts, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. McKinley does have a groin injury which could complicate matters, but it appears the team has been cautious with him so he can be healthy for a possible trade.
Everson Griffen, Defensive Lineman, Cowboys
The Cowboys are open to trading Griffen, showing that they will be sellers after losing Dak Prescott for the season, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Griffen is on a one-year deal and not part of the team’s future, so Dallas wants to get something to recoup their investment. He should be able to help a defense’s pass rush still.
Quinnen Williams, Defensive Lineman, Jets
There has been some back and forth on trade rumors for Williams, as the NY Daily News’ Manish Mehta reports that the team is actively shopping their 2019 third overall pick, while other beat writers, including Ralph Vacchiano from SNY TV, say they aren’t shopping their DT, but as always, they would listen to any offers. At 0-7 the Jets could be on the verge of blowing up their team, but they also haven’t fired Adam Gase yet, so trying to get a good read on GM Joe Douglas’ thinking is tough at the moment.
Golden Tate, wide receiver, Giants
The Giants look willing to trade older veterans according to Rapoport. That includes Tate, who put some good tape down last week and would be a strong addition for a contender in need of receiving help like the Packers or Saints.
Dante Pettis, wide receiver, 49ers
Coach Kyle Shannahan has let it be known that Dante Pettis is available for trade, per Matt Barrows. Pettis has been inactive for the last three games and even though injuries continue to ripple through the receiving corps, Pettis still could be had in a trade. There is also a chance he plays in Week 8 due to Deebo Samuel and Richie James’ injuries, but it appears that Shannahan has completely soured on the fourth-year receiver.
Seahawks trade OL B.J. Finney, plus 7th round pick to Bengals for DE Carlos Dunlap
The Seahawks were looking for some help with their pass rush and Dunlap should fit the bill with 46 sacks from 2015-19. The 31-year old defensive end had been vocal about wanting out of Cincinnati after losing playing time and he got his wish.
Lions trade 2021 6th to Cowboys for DE Everson Griffen
The Lions were in need of pass-rush help and have won their last two games to keep themselves in the expanded playoff race. At 3-3, sitting behind the Packers and a not-as-good-as-their-record Chicago Bears in the NFC North, Matt Patricia is looking to make a little noise.
The Ravens have an embarrassment of riches up front on defense as they try to get over the hump and contend for a Super Bowl title in 2020. Ngakoue had five sacks with the Vikings before the trade and will quickly become a menace to quarterbacks in the AFC North.
Additional trades in advance of the deadline
Cardinals trade 2021 6th to Giants for LB Marcus Golden
49ers trade 2022 6th to Jets for OLB Jordan Willis
Buccaneers trade 2022 6th to Jets for DT Steve McLendon, 2023 7th
Jaguars trade 2021 6th for OLB Kamalei Correa