Teams are exploring trades for Colts defensive lineman Kemoko Turay, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. The former second-rounder hasn’t quite lived up to his billing, but winning clubs would be happy to have him for the right price.
Speaking of price, any GM could easily squeeze Turay’s salary under the cap. He’s in the final year of his rookie deal with just $1.19MM in total base salary. His new club would only be on the hook for roughly half of that sum, making him an attractive depth rental.
Turay, 26, has struggled with injuries throughout his career. This year, he missed the season opener and returned for Weeks 2-5, only to wind up back on the sidelines. Fortunately for him and the Colts, he managed to retake the field today against the Titans. His sack just before the two-minute warning pinned Tennessee for a 3rd-and-19, helping to force the game into OT.
The trade deadline falls on Tuesday, 4pm ET/3pm CT. If the Colts are 3-5 at that point, one has to imagine that they’ll accept a Day 3 pick for Turay.
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