NFL trade rumors: Latest on L’Jarius Sneed, Tee Higgins and more

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NFL trade rumors will be a major component around the league now that the offseason is finally here. We’re going to see some blockbuster trades involving big names around the NFL. Some have already happened.

With the Kansas City Chiefs having repeated as champions, other teams will be jockeying to compete with them next season.

As for players, we’re already hearing a lot about cornerback L’Jarius Sneed. A certain star defender in the NFC East has also been given permission to seek a trade. Meanwhile, multiple quarterbacks have been dealt early in free agency.

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Seven teams show interest in Kansas City Chiefs star L’Jarius Sneed

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed
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The Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to place the franchise tag on star cornerback L’Jarius Sneed could lead to a blockbuster trade. Said tag comes in at north of $19 million. It will be interesting to see who finds themselves in on the star cornerback.

As of right now, seven teams have been linked to Sneed. The 27-year-old cornerback yielded a mere 51% completion and 56.2 QB rating when targeted a season ago. He’s a true lockdown cornerback. A second-round pick and change is said to be the asking price from the defending Super Bowl champions.

Tee Higgins could be on the move from the Cincinnati Bengals

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Cincinnati’s decision to place the franchise tag on Higgins was somewhat surprising. The team already has a WR1 in that of Ja’Marr Chase. Can it afford to pay two receivers that type of money? With Chase up for an extension, it’s an open question.

What we do know is that Higgins has asked for permission to seek out a trade. The former second-round pick from Clemson averaged north of 1,000 yards in his first three seasons. Possibilities here includes the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Blockbuster Brandon Aiyuk trade now unlikely

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk against the San Francisco 49ers
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ESPN’s NFL insider Dan Graziano reported earlier in the offseason that a blockbuster trade involving this star wide receiver is the most-likely outcomes for the San Francisco 49ers. Aiyuk, 25, is entering the fifth-year option on his rookie deal and is set to count $14.12 million against the 2024 NFL salary cap.

More recently, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport indicated that an Aiyuk extension with San Francisco is likely in the cards following free agency. That always made sense given his talent level and what the former first-round picks means to San Francisco. The question here is going to be compensation. The huge contract Calvin Ridley signed with the Tennessee Titans in NFL free agency complicates things in this regard.

Philadelphia Eagles give Haason Reddick permission to seek a trade

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Reddick, 29, is set to enter the final year of his contract with the Eagles. Apparently, they are not looking to extend the two-time Pro Bowl edge rusher. Instead, Philadelphia has given Reddick permission to seek a trade.

This is certainly an interesting early-offseason storyline to watch. Reddick has registered 49 QB hits, 24 tackles for loss and 27 sacks in two seasons with the Eagles. He’s set to count $21.88 million against the cap in 2024. Any team making a move for Reddick will likely look to extend the star edge rusher. Keep an eye on the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins as potential landing spots.

Related: 2024 NFL salary cap tracker

Buffalo Bills could trade Stefon Diggs

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Boasting one of the worst NFL salary cap situations, the Bills have several decisions to make this offseason. One of them could come in the form of either trading or releasing this enigmatic star receiver. Diggs is slated to count $27.85 million against the cap next season. Trading him after June 1 would save the Bills $19 million against the cap.

If Diggs is put on the block, there is going to be a ton of interest in him. The four-time Pro Bowler is averaging 111 receptions for 1,343 yards and nine touchdowns in his four seasons with Buffalo since coming over from the Minnesota Vikings in a blockbuster trade.

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Other NFL trade rumors

  • The New York Jets are taking calls on free-agent bust, wide receiver Allen Lazard. Don’t expect much to materialize in this regard. He caught just 23 passes for 311 yards in his first season with the Jets. Any acquiring team would be on the hook for a $10 million cap hit next season.
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