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NFL trade block: A look at players who could be moved and ideal landing spots

The NFL trade block will continue to heat up with hours to go before the Oct. 31 NFL trade deadline. As teams struggle, they have been looking at their rosters to figure out who doesn’t fit into the long-term plans. That includes impending free agents.

On the other side, contending teams will start to figure out what upgrades could get them in position to vie for a Super Bowl title.

We saw this last season with the Baltimore Ravens traded for Pro Bowl linebacker Roquan Smith. Ten days earlier, the San Francisco 49ers acquired a fellow Pro Bowler in that of Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers.

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San Francisco ($45.03 million in cap room) joins the Cleveland Browns ($35.82 million) in having the necessary means to acquire a player that fits their needs. Other teams join them in boasting what is necessary to improve their rosters.

Below, we take a look at the NFL trade block and players who could very well be available between now and the Halloween NFL trade deadline.

NFL trade block: Latest player updates ahead of NFL trade deadline

Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver, Denver Broncos

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Jeudy has been on and off the NFL trade block for some time now. While a recent report suggests that the Broncos are more likely to move defensive players, trading Jeudy would make a ton of sense. Still only 24, Jeudy would represent a nice amount of upside for receiver-needy teams despite some struggles with consistency. In turn, Denver would like to add to its draft warchest. At issue here if Jeudy’s fifth-year team option for the 2024 season worth $12.99 million. That could be a sticking point for inquiring teams.

  • Potential Jerry Jeudy trade destinations: Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers

Hunter Renfrow, wide receiver, Las Vegas Raiders

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This former Pro Bowler was clearly on the NFL trade block during the offseason. Things have not died down since with Renfrow playing a small role on offense. Recent indications are that the Raiders are having a hard time finding a trade partner for the former Pro Bowler. Vegas might have to settle for a late-round pick, which is stunning given that Renfrow tallied north of 100 receptions for 1,038 yards just two seasons ago. As of right now, it appears that Renfrow and the Raiders are in agreement that a trade should happen. We shall see.

  • Potential Hunter Renfrow trade destinations: New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers

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Michael Onwenu, offensive line, New England Patriots

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The New England Patriots appear to be willing to sell ahead of the NFL trade deadline. This versatile offensive lineman is one name that has been bandied about. Onwenu has started 47 of 55 games in which he’s appeared since entering the league in 2020. He played at a Pro Bowl level last season. Set to become a free agent in March, it would not be a surprise if New England moved him.

  • Potential Michael Onwenu trade destinations: New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks

Danielle Hunter, EDGE, Minnesota Vikings

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Hunter, 28, continues to be mentioned as trade fodder leading up to the deadline. He’s in the final season of his current contract and continues to play at a high level (10 in eight games). With Minnesota now at 4-4 on the season after an upset win over the 49ers and defeating the Green Bay Packers, it might stand pat. Then again, the season-ending injury quarterback Kirk Cousins suffered complicates things here.

Potential Danielle Hunter trade destinations: San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens

DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver, Tennessee Titans

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Signed to a two-year, $26 million contract this past offseason; Hopkins continues to play stellar football for an otherwise bad Titans team. He’s currently on pace to record 77 receptions for nearly 1,100 yards despite horrendous QB play in Tennessee. The only sticking point here is the aforementioned contract.

  • Potential DeAndrew Hopkins trade destinations: Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs

Garett Bolles, offensive tackle, Denver Broncos

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Most recent suggestions are that the Broncos will be willing to listen to offers for pretty much every player on their roster after an ugly 3-5 start to the season. Bolles is one name that could make sense for teams looking to acquire an upgrade at left tackle. The former first-round pick out of Utah earned second-team All-Pro honors back in 2020 and has started all 89 games in which he’s appeared throughout his career.

  • Potential Garett Bolles trade destinations: New York Giants, Houston Texans

Derek Barnett, EDGE, Philadelphia Eagles

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NFL trade rumors this past preseason pointed in the direction of Philadelphia potentially looking to move its former first-round pick. Barnett has fallen down the depth chart with the surplus of edge rushers the defending champions boast. The 27-year-old played just has played just 97 snaps in eight games this season. Barnett racked up 76 QB hits and 21.5 sacks in his first five seasons before missing all but one game of the 2021 campaign with a torn ACL.

Potential Derek Barnett trade destinations: Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints

Budda Baker, safety, Arizona Cardinals

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Baker’s status on the NFL trade block was complicated by an early-season injury. However, he did return last week. What we do know is that there would be a nice amount of interest in the five-time Pro Bowl performer. He’s recorded seven interceptions over the past three seasons and is a legitimate ball hawk in the back end.

  • Potential Budda Baker trade destinations: Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Las Vegas Raiders

Derrick Henry, running back, Tennessee Titans

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Another impending free agent, Henry is likely playing out his final season with the Titans. The Titans are going nowhere fast. It makes no sense for a team that’s heading into a complete rebuild to sign a running back to a long-term contract. Henry would have a huge market on the NFL trade block. The three-time Pro Bowler headed into 2023 averaging 1,729 total yards and 15 touchdowns over the previous four seasons.

  • Potential Derrick Henry trade destinations: Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs

Brian Burns, EDGE, Carolina Panthers

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Noticing a theme here? A majority of players mentioned on the block ahead of the NFL trade deadline are impending free agents with questionable futures on their current teams. Burns is one of the most obvious examples of this. The 25-year-old two-time Pro Bowler wanted a new contract ahead of the 2023 campaign after recording 21.5 sacks over the previous two seasons. He’s looking for between $26-28 million annually. The Panthers might not want to pay that up. Clearly one of the best pass rushers in today’s NFL, the market for Burns will not be limited.

  • Potential Brian Burns trade destinations: Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers

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Josh Jacobs, running back, Las Vegas Raiders

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Fresh off a blowout loss to the Chicago Bears, it’s clear that the Raiders are going nowhere fast. Jacobs could end up being one of the players Vegas sells if it opts to go on that direction. We’ll know more after Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions. While Jacobs is in the midst of a down season (2.9 yards per attempt), he did lead the league in rushing last season. Interest will be there for the right price.

  • Potential Josh Jacobs trade destinations: Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens

Courtland Sutton, wide receiver, Denver Broncos

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Yet another Broncos player who could be on the NFL trade block, Sutton might be harder to move than Jeudy. The veteran is playing under a four year, $60.8 million contract. His production this season (33 receptions, 380 yards in eight games) has not lived up to that price tag. Even then, he’s a former 1,000-yard receiver and has showns signs of being a mid-tier WR1. The salary aspect can be worked out of some team believes he can help.

  • Potential Courtland Sutton trade destinations: Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants

Chase Young, EDGE, Washington Commanders

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We know that Washington is willing to listen to everyone on its roster. That includes an impending free agent in Young who might not have a long-term future with the team. The former No. 2 pick from Ohio State has returned from a torn ACL to put up a solid start to the 2023 season (9 QB hits and five sacks in seven games). There will be interest.

  • Potential Chase Young trade destinations: San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons

Aaron Donald, defensive tackle, Los Angeles Rams

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Los Angeles’ upset Week 1 win over the Seattle Seahawks likely doesn’t change the dynamics too much. The Rams gutted their roster this past offseason and are not going to be competing for a playoff spot any time soon. It has led to widespread speculation that Donald could end up somewhere else ahead of Oct. 31. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is still an imposing figure at the age of 32. He’s also seemingly considered retirement a lot over the past few years. Why not go latch on with a contender and try to hoist another Lombardi before it’s over?

  • Potential Aaron Darnold trade destinations: Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys

NFL trade block: Other players potentially on the move

  • Marquise Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Teams have shown interest in Brown. That’s primarily due to the Cardinals’ 1-7 record on the season and the fact that they are going nowhere fast. The speedster has recorded 38 receptions for 416 yards this season. Ideal trade destination: Buffalo Bills
  • Josey Jewell, LB, Denver Broncos: A fourth-round pick out of Iowa back in 2018, Jewell has been a full-time starter since 2020. Thus far this season, he’s recorded 43 tackles. While there are issues in coverage (81.3% completion allowed in 2023), Jewell’s experience could come in handy. Ideal trade destination: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Harold Landry, EDGE, Tennessee Titans: Things are complicated with Landry in that he missed all of last season with a torn ACL and has recorded four sacks this season. He’s also playing under a five-year, $87.5 million contract. Though, Landry did put up 12 sacks and 22 QB hits en route to earning Pro Bowl honors in 2021. Ideal trade destination: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Adoree Jackson, CB, New York Giants: Now that the Giants have moved Leonard Williams, there is an expectation that more trades could become the name of the game. Jackson, 28, could make sense for contending teams. The former first-round pick has struggled this season (70% completion, 111.7 QB rating when targeted). But his experience could come in handy. Ideal trade destination: Miami Dolphins
  • Justin Simmons, S, Denver Broncos: Simmons’ inclusion on the NFL trade block is interesting in that he was considered one of the best safeties in the NFL not too long ago. In fact, he led the league in interceptions with six a season ago. Contending teams will certainly be interested. Ideal trade destination: Miami Dolphins
  • Kristian Fulton, CB, Tennessee Titans: Fulton is slated to become a free agent and will garner a ton of attention on the NFL trade block over the next few days. The former second-round pick out of LSU yielded a mere 52.4% completion in coverage last season. Ideal trade destination: San Francisco 49ers
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