Extra Points: Trade Deadline, Webb, Willies, Browns, Peters, Eagles

The NFL trade deadline is right around the corner. Teams have just over two weeks, until October 30th, to complete any deals. While there isn’t nearly as much trade action in the NFL as in other major sports leagues, it seems like every year front offices get more and more open to making deals. If that trend continues, this deadline could be one of the busiest in recent memory.

In anticipation of the deadline, Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com took a look some potential trades, and took a stab at putting together a few scenarios of his own. The whole article is worth a read, as Barnwell broke down 11 possible midseason trades, and why he thinks they’d make sense for both sides. Included in the list are DeVante Parker being traded to the Cowboys, LeSean McCoy going back to the Eagles, and Le’Veon Bell going to the Redskins.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • The Patriots cut running back Ralph Webb from their practice squad recently, and he’s been a hot name on the workout circuit, according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic (Twitter link). Howe reports that Webb has “been busy” and has “worked out for the Bengals on Wednesday and has workouts scheduled early next week for the Texans and Jets.” With the Patriots’ track record of developing little-known players, teams often like to take looks at people they were formerly high on. Webb is an undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt.
  • The Browns were already dealing with a banged up receiving corp, and got more bad news today. Rookie receiver Derrick Willies broke his collarbone in practice today, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. Willies, an undrafted free agent from Texas Tech has shown some promise recently, and now appears likely headed for injured reserve. Rashard Higgins is out with an injury of his own, and Willies was supposed to play a big role this week against the Chargers. It’s a big blow, and the Browns will be very thin at receiver against a Chargers defense that is starting to come on strong.
  •  Eagles left tackle Jason Peters has been dealing with a quad injury, but suffered a brand new injury during the team’s win last night. Peters tore his biceps against the Giants, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link). Sources told Rapoport that “doctors are optimistic that he’ll be able to keep playing”, but it’s not a sure thing. Losing Peters for any amount of time would be a devastating blow to an already struggling Eagles offensive line, especially with right tackle Lane Johnson also banged up.
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8 comments on “Extra Points: Trade Deadline, Webb, Willies, Browns, Peters, Eagles

  1. Jkolti

    I dont understand why the skins would get bell. Would Bell make them a super bowl contender? No. Would they want to resign him with Guice coming back? I doubt it. So why give up a 3rd rounder for him?

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    • JJB0811

      I’d make the trade. Football wise, you always need 2 backs & Guice would be on the rookie deal for most of Bell’s new contract.

      As for on field performance, Bell wouldn’t be much a boost. He won’t change the dynamic of the East. He’s a RB.

      However, he would be good for marketing and selling seats which is all Dan cares about. So a 3rd for more seats being sold is a winner in his mind.

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  2. theeterps

    Peters is going to play with a torn biceps? I thought that was an automatic season-ender…

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    • K_Man915

      Could be just a partial tear… but yes normally a torn biceps is a season ender.

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  3. sufferfortribe
    sufferfortribe

    Bummer for Willies. Was ready to see him get more reps. Now who’s next, Ratley?

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  4. playicy

    Browns will beat the super chargers, because no matter how bad they are in the play! They always beat the chargers

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