The NFL trading deadline ends at 4:00 p.m. today. ET and teams have taken steps in the past few months.
A couple of NFL draft picks for 2021 were dealt, and the Jacksonville Jaguars were busy, including trading pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings. Elsewhere, the Las Vegas Raiders switched from a rookie in the third round before he’d even played a game.
We’ve been tracking every deal since training camp here with analysis, rumors, and highlights from our team of NFL reporters (latest info above). Check out the SportsCenter Special: NFL Close of Trading now on ESPN and the ESPN app.
Tuesday 3rd November
A rare trade within the division: Dolphins trade WR Isaiah Ford per source to the New England Patriots.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) 3rd November 2020
Dolphins selling Isaiah Ford to the WR-needy Patriots are a sign that they are ready, Malcolm Perry, Lynn Bowden Jr. and Antonio Callaway, who will be removed from the suspension list this week and likely to be activated at 53, others Opportunities to open up in the slot -man roster soon.
Patriots get a reliable WR that does not exude elitist physical traits, but always knows its job and often appears at key moments. A rare trade between rivals.
I learned the Green Bay Packers were talking about the deal with the Texan recipient, Will Fuller. In Green Bay, however, there was disagreement at the highest levels of the organization as to whether or not it would be worth adding an elite recipient on short notice.
– Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) 3rd November 2020
– Will Fuller V (@ Will_Fuller7) 3rd November 2020
Will Aaron Rodgers be disappointed if the Packers don’t add anyone before close of trading? A very pc response: “I just focus on what I have to do this week … if someone is added, great, we look forward to doing it next week. If not, business as usual.”
Speaking about 105.3 The Fan, Jerry Jones said the cowboys there have a “high improbability” the cowboys will make a deal. A player who’s not going anywhere? Aldon Smith. “I think it was positive how he turned out,” said Jones. “He’s a different player than him, but that doesn’t make it negative … I like his focus. I like his attitude. I like his approach to the future. I’m not interested in doing anything about Aldon.” no talks about an extension yet.
After speaking to some GMs in the NFL, I learned that several teams that called the Patriots about CB Stephon Gilmore have learned from New England that they have a first round pick and a player in return for the AP Defensive Player of the Year 2019.
– Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) 3rd November 2020
Bill Belichick on today’s trading deadline and how things can often change quickly: “It looks like the ball is rolling into the cup and at the last second it spins out. So you just have to take it like it does comes. ” “” ⛳️🏈🏌️♂️
– Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) 3rd November 2020
Monday November 2nd
The @ AtlantaFalcons don’t exchange me. You turned down a handful of offers.
– Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) November 2, 2020
The Tennessee Titans are acquiring veteran defenseman Desmond King from the Los Angeles Chargers in return for a sixth-round selection, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. King was a good scratch for the Chargers’ Week 8 loss to the Denver Broncos.
The New Orleans Saints continued their aggressive approach to the 2020 season by acquiring linebacker Kwon Alexander of the San Francisco 49ers on Monday in exchange for veteran linebacker Kiko Alonso and a conditional fifth-round draft pick, sources shared Adam Schefter of ESPN with.
Sunday 1st November
Date: November 1st
The New York Jets continued their roster cuts, swapping linebacker Avery Williamson for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, a source confirmed. The Jets will receive the Steelers’ draft pick for the fifth round in 2022 in exchange for Williamson and a pick for the seventh round in 2022, the source said. Just like that, Williamson goes from the worst record in the league (0-8) to the best record (7-0).
Washington Football Team Defensive End Ryan Kerrigan has requested a deal, but Washington has told teams it’s not about the Star Pass rusher, a source told ESPN. Another source insisted on Sunday ESPN that Kerrigan had not requested a trade. Several people in the NFL believe that Kerrigan values loyalty to the franchise and his family over money.
Cleveland Brown’s close end to David Njoku may also be on the move after calling a deal earlier this season. Njoku later went back on his request, but the Browns have a surplus on the tight end with two-time pro bowler Austin Hooper and rookie Harrison Bryant.
The Miami Dolphins called star cornerback Xavien Howard, but it would take a Laremy Tunsil-type offer to get rid of him. Miami traded Tunsil and Stills for Houston last year for a package that included two first-round draft picks and a second-round player.
The Minnesota Vikings are open to Anthony Harris’s Trade Security when someone is ready to take on his salary and expiring contract. Harris, 29, is playing around $ 11.4 million worth of Vikings’ franchise day this season.
Tuesday’s trading deadline raises an obvious question of how active the New England Patriots could be. Unlike in previous years when it was almost always about attracting players, the team’s 2-5 start offers the opportunity to sell in-game. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore is arguably the patriot’s best asset in this type of entertainment.
Despite teams needing broad receivers and the Minnesota Vikings’ slow start, the team has made it clear that there are no plans to trade with Adam Thielen, according to sources. Thielen was not bought despite rumors.
Date: 30th of October
Cincinnati Bengal’s broad receiver John Ross spoke on Friday about his role and his uncertain future. Ross, who failed to play three of the team’s last four games because his role decreased, turned down a report suggesting that a team source wasn’t sure the quick recipient still liked football. “Trade me if you feel like this,” wrote the selection of the Bengals for the first round of 2017 on Twitter on Friday. “I’m healthy and happy to play. I know that I can be productive. It’s hard to love something if you don’t really take part in it.”
Date: October 29th
With the trading deadline approaching and the Houston Texans kicking off their bye week with a 1-6 record, it seems time to sell the 2020 season. Unlike his predecessor Bill O’Brien, who was both general manager and head coach, interim coach Romeo Crennel said he “doesn’t even think about the trading deadline” – “I think about losing and winning,” he said.
Date: 28th of October
The New York Jets say they have no plans to trade in defensive tackles against Quinnen Williams, the third election in 2019, the name of which was circulated in media speculation. “He’ll be here. The [stories] are wrong, “said coach Adam Gase on Wednesday.” I spoke to Quinnen. I haven’t heard a thing from anyone in the front office about being traded. … There is nothing to it. It is wrong.”
Date: 28th of October
The Cincinnati Bengals’ career bag leader is on the move. The experienced defensive end Carlos Dunlap was beaten against the offensive lineman B.J. Finney and a selection from the seventh round in the 2021 NFL draft swapped for the Seattle Seahawks, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
Date: 28th of October
According to sources, the Atlanta Falcons are keeping pass rusher Takk McKinley out of Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers, fueling discussion of a possible trade. The hawks sit McKinley so a persistent groin injury can heal. According to multiple sources in the league, the Hawks are open to trading options with the player in their fourth year. If he is found to be inactive, it can serve Atlanta on both fronts if necessary.
Date: October 27
The Detroit Lions will acquire the defensive end of Everson Griffen from the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional selection in the sixth round in 2021, multiple sources told ESPN. This gave the Lions another option for pass rushing and propped up one of the largest holes in their defense. The selection could become a fifth-round selection depending on various conditions, a source told ESPN’s Todd Archer. In seven games this season with the Cowboys, Griffen has 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Lions trading for Everson Griffen makes perfect sense for a club in need of a pass rush. While Lions head coach Matt Patricia didn’t want to learn too much about how they’ll be using grips until he’s allowed to enter the building on Monday, it’s clear he will be joining Trey Flowers and Romeo Okwara. Detroit’s Pass Rush was at the bottom of the league for most of the season, as was the pressure and Pass Rush win rate. Griffen should help immediately in all of these areas. Big win for Detroit.
Date: October 25
The Atlanta Falcons won’t trade franchise quarterback Matt Ryan or star-wide receiver Julio Jones until the November 3rd close, sources close to the situation told ESPN. Although the Falcons (1-5) are in last place at NFC South and have already sacked head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, sources told ESPN that they are not trying to deviate from Ryan or Jones
Date: 23rd October
The Arizona Cardinals took out their time machine to increase their pass rush after losing Chandler Jones for the season. Arizona swapped a selection for the sixth round in the 2021 draft against linebacker Markus Golden, who began his career with the Cardinals, for the New York Giants. Golden was the Cardinals’ second choice at the University of Missouri in 2015. In four seasons with the Cardinals, Golden had 19 sacks. He had 11.5 in his last two with the Giants, including 1.5 in seven games that season.
Date: October 22nd
With the NFL trading deadline less than two weeks away, teams are setting up their rosters for the 2020 season track run. Could Eagle’s close end to Zach Ertz, frustrated with his contract, be moved? Could a team swap for a quarterback? Jameis Winston (Saints), Jacoby Brissett (Colts) and Dwayne Haskins (Washington) are among the backups one might have. We asked our NFL Nation reporters to select potential trading goals for each team.
Date: October 22nd
The Baltimore Ravens have traded against Yannick Ngakoue, the Minnesota Vikings pass rusher, adding a vital component to the NFL’s stingiest defense. The Ravens will send the Vikings a selection for the third round in 2021 and a conditional selection for the fifth round in 2022 for Ngakoue, sources said Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Date: October 21
The New York Jets gave the San Francisco 49ers the seldom-used outline player Jordan Willis. The Jets will receive the 49ers selection for the sixth round in 2022 in exchange for Willis and a selection for the seventh round in 2021. Willis has been inactive for the last three games. He only played 42 snapshots and had no tackles.
Date: October 18
Shortly after the New York Jets fell to 6-0, they made a deal that sent Steve McLendon – a captain – to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jets will receive a round six selection in 2022 and a round seven selection in 2023 in exchange for McLendon. The Bucs needed a veteran replacement for the 347-pound nasal device Vita Vea, which broke ankle last week and was ready by the season is.
Date: 15th October
Let’s go through the players who might be available in the three weeks between now and the NFL close of trading on November 3rd and suggest a few deals. Some may only show up when their team crater or another team is desperate. Others are people who may be more available than you think because they don’t have a great future with the franchise.
Date: October 14th
The Tennessee Titans traded outside linebacker Kamalei Correa and a draft pick from the seventh round in 2021 for a pick from the sixth round in 2021 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Correa was frustrated with his diminished role after playing only 38 defense snaps (14%) and 23 special team snaps in three games.
Date: October 10th
A handful of NFL executives surveyed this week told ESPN that they believe the New York Jets would receive similar compensation in a deal for Sam Darnold if they finish with the number 1 overall pick and decide that this is the path they want to follow. “I don’t think they’d get one [first-round pick] for Sam, but it also depends on what he’s taping for the rest of the year, “a general manager told ESPN.” The problem is: [Darnold] struggles with its accuracy, its durability – so you are in a difficult situation. And when everyone knows the Jets are taking a quarterback, they don’t get that much in return. “
Adam Schefter reports to Baltimore on the details of the deal with DE Yannick Ngakoue in Minnesota.
Date: September 19th
Even before Odell Beckham Jr. shone during a Thursday night win against the Cincinnati Bengals, a source close to the situation insisted on ESPN that the Cleveland Browns had no plans or discussions about trading the wide receiver this season. “It is absolutely not true,” a source told ESPN over speculation that Beckham might be traded. “I don’t know where anyone could get that.”
Date: September 18
Allen Robinson’s contractual position is difficult not only for the usual reasons. The # 1 recipient of the Chicago Bears was in the news because he’s frustrated with the state of play of contract negotiations with the team. Robinson is in the final year of the $ 42 million three-year free agent deal he signed with Chicago in 2018. As so often, he wants to stay, the team wants to keep him, but the teams just couldn’t agree on the appropriate numbers.
Date: September 6th
The Miami Dolphins acquired the Lynn Bowden Jr. rookie offensive weapon from the Las Vegas Raiders for a day 3 pick swap. The Raiders received a fourth round selection from Miami, while they returned a selection for the sixth round. Bowden, a Kentucky third-round selection who mostly returned to training camp for the Raiders, could get a chance to play receiver in Miami. He was considered a versatile playmaker, potential slot recipient and returner that emerged from the draft. Bowden played quarterback, slot receiver, and ran back to college.
Date: September 3
The Denver Broncos traded cornerback Isaac Yiadom for the New York Giants for a seventh round selection in 2021. Yiadom, a third round selection in 2018, gives the Giants one more option on the corner. “I’ll be his biggest cheerleader,” said Denver coach Vic Fangio after the deal was closed. “I hope he makes us look bad and he’s a great player there.”
Date: September 3
The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their roster cleanup by agreeing to trade Ronnie Harrison’s safety for the Cleveland Browns for a 2021 fifth round draft. The Browns needed a security after the injury at the end of the season against Grant Delpit, who broke an Achilles tendon at training camp on August 24th. Harrison has started 22 of the 28 games he played for the season in Jaguars since they drafted him in the third round out of Alabama in 2018.
Date: September 1
The Washington Football team added offensive line depth, trading the Las Vegas Raiders one selection for the sixth round for David Sharpe and one selection for the seventh round. Washington likes Sharpe’s athleticism and length – he’s 6-foot-6. Sharpe, a fourth-round election in 2017, has started four games and played in 24.
Date: August 31
The Jacksonville Jaguars traded pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional draft pick from the fifth round in 2022 against the Minnesota Vikings. Ngakoue agreed to a one-year $ 12 million deal with the Vikings – in lieu of its $ 17.8 million franchise offering – to close the deal. 25-year-old Ngakoue gives the Vikings a young, trusted pass-rusher to Danielle Hunter, whose work ethic and intensity have always been some of the most prestigious in Jacksonville’s locker room.
Date: August 31
The Carolina Panthers traded linebacker Andre Smith for a conditional draft pick against the Buffalo Bills in 2023. The Panthers had planned to release Smith.
Date: 29th August
The Miami Dolphins traded linebacker Raekwon McMillan and a draft pick for the fifth round in 2021 for a draft pick for the fourth round in 2021 against the Las Vegas Raiders. The net win for the Dolphins was a day 3 pick swap, while the Raiders got a run-stuffing linebacker who can fight for game time in a position group where they need some depth.
Date: August 9
The Detroit Lions traded cornerback Michael Jackson for the New England Patriots hours after announcing plans to release the veteran. In return, the Lions in the NFL draft will receive conditional selections for the seventh round in 2022, a source said ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Jackson played in a game for Detroit last season, a 19:16 loss in Washington, where he played two snaps from special teams.