Deadline Fallout: Penny, Rams, Adams

Since using a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny last year, the Seahawks have not given him a lead backfield role. They preferred Chris Carson and Mike Davis leading the ball-carrying group last season and have Carson entrenched atop the depth chart this year. As such, the Lions expressed interest in Penny prior to Tuesday afternoon’s trade deadline, John Clayton of ESPN 710 AM Seattle notes. Seattle sought a second-round pick for Penny, though it doesn’t sound like the team was shopping the second-year back. Penny can be under Seahawks control through 2022. The Lions have run into trouble in their backfield, losing starter Kerryon Johnson. They were interested in Kenyan Drake, but the Cardinals ended up making a deal with the Dolphins. Ty Johnson, Tra Carson and ex-Seahawk J.D. McKissic represent the Lions’ primary running back options for the stretch run.

Here is the latest deadline fallout:

  • The Dolphins will send the Rams a 2022 seventh-round pick for Aqib Talib, per Tom Pelissero of With Talib on IR until at least Week 15, the rebuilding team is likely only interested in the fifth-round 2020 choice it acquired. The 33-year-old cornerback looks headed toward free agency for the first time since 2014.
  • As for the Rams, they want to use some of the savings from this move to re-sign emerging linebacker Cory Littleton, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic notes (subscription required). Littleton is one of a few key Rams on expiring contracts, joining Michael Brockers and Dante Fowler in that group. Playing on a second-round RFA tender, Littleton has operated as Los Angeles’ top linebacker this year and would stand to attract considerable interest as a 2020 UFA. With a high-end Jalen Ramsey re-up coming, the Rams will be tight on cap space, however, and may have to bid farewell to a few role players — like they did this offseason.
  • Chris Harris has stuck to his guns about testing free agency this time around. He signed a five-year, $42.5MM extension with the Broncos in late 2014, and that deal became one of the most team-friendly pacts in the league in the latter part of the 2010s. The 30-year-old cornerback does not plan to sign a Broncos extension before reaching the market, Troy Renck of Denver7 notes. However, Harris has said he wants to finish his career in Denver. He and the Broncos were not close on terms this offseason, but Renck added a that third Broncos contract could be in play for the four-time Pro Bowler.
  • The Day 3 pick the Cowboys offered the Jets, in addition to the first-round pick included in the proposal, for Jamal Adams was either a fourth- or fifth-rounder, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News tweets. The Jets wanted a first and a pair of seconds for the Pro Bowl safety, one GM Joe Douglas still calls firmly part of the team’s long-term plan, per’s Rich Cimini.
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11 comments on “Deadline Fallout: Penny, Rams, Adams

  1. JJB0811

    Player safety is so paramount, that players on the IR can be traded. Keep believing that fraud spewed by NY.

    • rkmarx

      I disagree with most of what the NFL does, but what are you coming about? What does one have to do with the other?

      • JJB0811

        If 1 team medical staff is treating a player for a severe injury, why are they just dumped? There wasn’t injury settlement to the player, he was just traded while undergoing treatment.

        What if he were traded to the Skins where their doctors have a bad rep in the league? He’s powerless to choose who treats him?

        • myaccount

          No, if a player has an issue with a team doctor, he can go get a second, third, fourth, fifth opinion. And what about the inverse? A player with a severe injury getting traded from the Redskins would be a good thing, no?

      • Natergater77

        NFLPA has things in place so players can seek their own treatment if they choose.

        Look what just happened with the Jets. Yes the team fined and released said player but he will win a settlement.

        Talib probably wanted it too, no sense in playing final three weeks of season. Instead he focuses on health and his next contract

  2. Tazza

    Would never happen but 4 team QB swap

    Cam Newton to the Chargers.
    LA and Newton are a great combination plus the Chargers Oline means lots of running the ball which Cam does. Chargers would sell more tickets with Cam in LA.

    Phillip Rivers to the Bears.
    Beats are obviously in win now mode and just need a old wise head to make good calls. They don’t need big miracle balls just good decision making. They have a good o line and great defence.

    Nick Foles to the Panthers.
    Not exactly sold on Kyle Allen and having Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP making the calls would be ideal. Plus I like the fit.

    Mitch Tribisky stays at the Bears and tries to learn from Rivers but reality is he sucks. Jags go with Minshew at QB and pick up a second from the Bears. Chargers also get a fifth round pick from the Bears for making the deal.

    Bears turn season around and make the playoffs and do really well. Panthers finish second in NFC south but are a hard beat in the playoffs. Chargers finish the year poorly but manage to get higher draft picks. Jags look good at times but ultimately also lose a few more games also because they lost Ramsey but plops to push next year

    • echozulu88

      I don’t think Newton’s broken body needs more running. Also, I don’t believe this trade will work from a cap space perspective since CAR would be taking on Foles + Newton’s now dead cap. Same with Rivers dead cap in SD & Newton’s oncoming salary.

    • Meren

      Right it would never happen. Chargers did just fire their pass happy OC a team that was throwing it 66.7% of the time. Bears have been throwing too much other then the loss to the Chargers because Matt Nagy was too scared to run a play thinking the sky would fall if he did. Part of the Reason Trubisky sucks is Nagy, but I said it when he came out Mitch does not have the Clutch gene. Plus he came out too early. He could not beat out that other QB at North Carolina. The Bears probably should have hired Dowaill Loggains as HC. He had way more experience running an offense then Matt Nagy.

  3. jb19

    Cowboys should have offered the jets a 1st round, 2nd round and a later pick for Adams. He’s worth it and the cowboys could use an upgrade there.

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