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"Pro Bowl running back" on the trading block

Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports that an unnamed (for now) Pro Bowl running back is on the trading block.

Robinson (via Twitter) says that he knows the name of the tailback and the teams involved.  He says he’ll reveal the player soon, that it won’t be shocking, and that it’s not Cowboys tailback Marion Barber.

In 2009, the Pro Bowl running backs were Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, DeAngelo Williams, and Frank Gore.

In 2008, they were Thomas Jones, Johnson, Ronnie Brown, Marshawn Lynch, Peterson, Clinton Portis, and Michael Turner.

In 2007, they were LaDainian Tomlinson, Joseph Addai, Fred Taylor, Willie Parker,Willis McGahee, Peterson, Barber, and Brian Westbrook.

We’re guessing that it’s Lynch, and possibly McGahee.

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  1. boltmancraft says: Apr 10, 2010 3:47 PM

    Are you sure it’s not Portis?

  2. polakojones says: Apr 10, 2010 3:48 PM

    See ya Marshawyn…take your thug life outta Buffalo…youre a football player not a “Gangsta”..Too bad you didnt know that.

  3. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 10, 2010 3:48 PM

    Marshmellow Lynch. From beast mode 2 bench mode, so close to bust mode.
    Franky Gore or Marshawn Lynch I’d say

  4. LighTsouT says: Apr 10, 2010 3:50 PM

    Addai could also be on the trading block if the Colts feel their other first-rounder of a RB could take over. Also, not saying I want this guy to be traded as he’s the best RB in the league, but Steven Jackson isn’t considered a Pro-Bowler even though he was voted in but never played due to injury?

  5. Jabroni says: Apr 10, 2010 3:50 PM

    frank gore.

  6. drumbug71 says: Apr 10, 2010 3:50 PM

    I’d bet on Lynch, too. Different coaching staff, different offensive philosophy, plus Fred Jackson being more than capable makes it a perfect time to get value out of Lynch and rebuild.
    I can’t see McGahee being trading material. He seems okay being in a committee situation and I can’t imagine him generating much interest.

  7. Playoffs?! says: Apr 10, 2010 3:52 PM

    Marshawn Lynch or DeAngelo Williams…

  8. wolfgang1983 says: Apr 10, 2010 3:52 PM

    since he said its “not shocking” then I would say probably Lynch, who has been outplayed by Fred Jackson. Would be interesting if it were Ronnie Brown or Deangelo Williams (remember the Panthers have Jonathon Stewart who is a tremendous runner in his own).
    If its Lynch I hope the Bills don’t want much for him, hey——heres an idea as a Eagles fan, Lynch for Vick.

  9. Mista T says: Apr 10, 2010 3:52 PM

    re “We’re guessing that it’s Lynch, and possibly McGahee.”
    Huh? The most obvious choice would be Portis.

  10. Adamkr says: Apr 10, 2010 3:52 PM

    I could see DeAngelo Williams on the block as well actually.

  11. Playoffs?! says: Apr 10, 2010 3:53 PM

    We go from unnamed ‘source’ to unnamed ‘player’…how convenient.

  12. roe says: Apr 10, 2010 3:53 PM

    I 100% agree it’s Lynch. I just wonder where he goes. San Diego?

  13. Slow Joe says: Apr 10, 2010 3:54 PM

    What, is Charles Robinson in third grade? He’s keeping a secret? Why won’t he tell us now?
    As for Florio’s guesses, I agree. I’d lean more towards Lynch, since McGahee has been a good sport about being #2 behind Ray Rice.

  14. deakon says: Apr 10, 2010 3:55 PM

    probably Portis.

  15. mann1976 says: Apr 10, 2010 3:55 PM

    yawn Florio yawn

  16. Ben says: Apr 10, 2010 3:56 PM

    with all the new acquisitions for the Skins, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Portis.

  17. Upnya says: Apr 10, 2010 3:57 PM

    With less than two weeks to go these stories/rumors are really boring. You guys are really reaching for stories.

  18. BonerJams'03 says: Apr 10, 2010 3:57 PM

    Lynch is an obvious canidate, I dunno how much value McGahee has at this point not to mention that big contract doesn’t make him all that appealing.
    I’d say the Panthers should try and move DeAngelo Williams; they did spend a 1st on Jonothan Stewart, and DW is on the last year of his deal if I’m not mistaken, and the Panthers could use some high picks in this draft.
    It really was kind of puzzling as Mayock said last year, trading their 1st in a good draft for a 2nd in a bad draft for Everette Brown.
    Most of the younger guys aren’t expendable except for maybe Addai.

  19. halestorm74 says: Apr 10, 2010 3:58 PM

    Lynch for sure

  20. inad1212 says: Apr 10, 2010 3:58 PM

    It is def Lynch that fact that he is considered a Pro Bowl running back is real funny, along with half the guys in this article. Everyone knows the Bills do not want Lynch why is Robinson trying to be all secretive about it like a goon.

  21. Crazyjenks says: Apr 10, 2010 3:58 PM

    I’d love to see the Lions go after Deangelo Williams for their second round pick.

  22. Lumas101 says: Apr 10, 2010 3:59 PM

    Maybe the Bills will trade Marshawn Lynch for Willis McGahee. Because, you know, they haven’t been down THAT road before.

  23. Thor says: Apr 10, 2010 3:59 PM

    Heck, the only ones I would say aren’t possibilities are Johnson, Jones-Drew, Rice, Peterson and Turner.

  24. QJ1984 says: Apr 10, 2010 3:59 PM

    Could be Portis. Shanny traded him before, I doubt he’d have any reservations about trading him again. The Ravens are desperate to add draft picks, they only have 5, so I would totally believe it if they were moving McGahee. Typical Ozzie Newsome, make it seem like they are totally content paying their backup more than their starter to bring his trade value back up. I wouldnt be surprised if it were Lynch either.

  25. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 10, 2010 4:00 PM

    How can you NOT throw Portis in the mix considering his new coach already traded him ONCE and has signed two new former pro bowl running backs. They could take a lineman with their 1 and a new RB with a pick after round 2.
    Regardless I’d put Portis in the mix.

  26. damnriver63 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:02 PM

    in the day of allen/shannahan…it can only be portis…pulllleeeesssseeeeee
    larry johnson
    willie parker…c’mon son!!!

  27. WhoDey_Man says: Apr 10, 2010 4:02 PM

    unnamed sources have stated an unnamed player is possibly up for trade by an unnamed organization, for an unnamed draft pick in an unnamed draft. of course, i just made all that up.

  28. FranKtheTanK says: Apr 10, 2010 4:03 PM

    obviously…… we all know Portis, Brown, McGahee, and Lynch could easily be moved this offseason.

  29. Oakfan23 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:03 PM

    I agree Mike, i believe its Lynch too. Actually Addai wouldn’t SHOCK me, but my moneys on Lynch. He’s more trouble than he’s worth though.

  30. quadya says: Apr 10, 2010 4:03 PM

    Please tell me R. Brown is not on the trading block!

  31. John_Claytons_Football_Career says: Apr 10, 2010 4:04 PM

    Cya later Joseph Addai

  32. Howboutdemcowboys says: Apr 10, 2010 4:05 PM

    Lynch and Mcgahee would be the obvious. It could be DeAngelo Williams, isn’t he about due a large roster bonus? Also Carolina has a lot of needs elsewhere.
    I also wouldn’t rule out Addai, Portis, and Westbrook.
    If it’s Fred Taylor . . .who cares.

  33. eaglesfan05 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:06 PM

    its lynch

  34. T. says: Apr 10, 2010 4:07 PM

    Considering that Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan reported over 24 hours ago that Marshawn Lynch is on the trading block, I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally don’t think that this is much of a surprise, either.

  35. SJPB8 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:09 PM

    Heres a thought.. Ive heard from an unknown source that an unknown player that plays an unknown position may or may not be traded to an unknown team.. Once the trade is complete I will reveal all the unknowns..

  36. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:10 PM

    I would guess Clinton.

  37. avlino says: Apr 10, 2010 4:11 PM

    The obvious names are Portis or Lynch. McGahee, Ronnie Brown and DeAngelo Williams are the only other remote possibilities. I would be really shocked if any of those other guys moved around this offseason.

  38. Lumas101 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:11 PM

    The bigger story in his tweets is not the fact that a running back is available, but that at least two teams are interested.
    This is good news for whatever team has a running back on the block, especially the Bills. Most people think the Bills can’t get much for Lynch, but if there is a bit of a bidding war, they may be able to up the price.

  39. Grayson Wells says: Apr 10, 2010 4:11 PM

    It probably is Lynch, but what about Frank Gore? I know he isn’t as happy as he was before because they are moving more towards that throw first offense, and they won’t be utilizing him as much. Maybe they think if they can get a quality 2nd rounder out of him they can do more to help their defense than he currently helps their offense.

  40. Martin Keamy says: Apr 10, 2010 4:13 PM

    You people have no clue about the Panthers. Deangelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are EXACTLY what Fox has worked to have since he came to Carolina and EXACTLY the type of player Mr.Richardson strives to have on his team. There is no way it’s Williams. Why would they draft and build an amazing rushing offensive line, be the face of the two back system, and have a coach who plays “smashmouth” football and trade away the very players who make that program.

  41. TrevorG says: Apr 10, 2010 4:13 PM

    Lynch or Portis, for sure.

  42. 305phinphan says: Apr 10, 2010 4:13 PM

    MARK MY WORDS……IT’S RONNIE BROWN…..TAKE IT TO THE BANK!!!!!

  43. TheRedkinsFan says: Apr 10, 2010 4:14 PM

    He’s not as safe as U think. RT @ Travis_Taylor: Redskins R not trading CP. Don’t understand how U can have that front page on Yahoo Sports.
    TWEET from Charles Robinson today.

  44. drzud500 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:14 PM

    What about Ricky Williams? Trading him could open the door for the Dolphins to take CJ Spiller.
    The question is though, does anyone want to trade for a 33 year old RB. Although, because of that a team might not have to give up a whole lot to get him.

  45. ncm42 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:15 PM

    @SlowJoe: 5/5! Robinson is a “journalist”? This is some pretty excellent reporting….

  46. Occam says: Apr 10, 2010 4:15 PM

    “We go from unnamed ‘source’ to unnamed ‘player’…how convenient.”
    Unnamed sources quoting unnamed sources naming unnamed players.
    I’m actually surprised Florio doesn’t put “Unnamed” instead of his name on drivel like this.

  47. Who is Mike Jones says: Apr 10, 2010 4:16 PM

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Peterson fumbled his way out of Viking nation?

  48. Cake Or Death says: Apr 10, 2010 4:17 PM

    I thought Lynch was already on the trading block…

  49. Mooch says: Apr 10, 2010 4:18 PM

    Whoever he is, the fan base of the team “hates” him and he’s been “under-appreciated”. Why else would a Pro Bowler ever be traded.
    I say Steven Jackson, same hater fan base that under-appreciated and somehow forced the franchise to get rid of Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce and Kurt Warner.

  50. whodathunkit says: Apr 10, 2010 4:19 PM

    Shannahan will draft a mid-rounder to be pro-bowl – so he’s shopping Portis.
    How hard was that to figure out?

  51. Crowder911 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:21 PM

    look out for
    RONNIE BROWN & the San Diego Chargers

  52. Crowder911 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:23 PM

    if I check the names there are only about 3 names that make sense and are worth a trade and/or available:
    – BUF Lynch
    – WSH Portis
    – MIA Brown

  53. nfcbeast says: Apr 10, 2010 4:27 PM

    Its Lynch, ESPN has been talking about this for a week now…..

  54. SportsDevil says: Apr 10, 2010 4:30 PM

    That’s pretty vague. Unnamed source about an unnamed player will be traded? That’s like saying at some point something bad with happen to someone. Or that it will rain some time this month. This isn’t news.

  55. downsouth49er says: Apr 10, 2010 4:34 PM

    well I know it’s not the INCONVENIENT TRUTH

  56. bobinpuertorico says: Apr 10, 2010 4:35 PM

    It is probably Lynch and if the Bills accept less than fair value (at least a second, or a third and a 2011 provisional third/second) they should not trade him. Lynch is nearly 24, Jackson is 29. In his first two years, Lynch went over 1,000 each year, showed he was a decent receiver and went to the Pro Bowl. Last year he had a down year for two reasons, first he slightly over one-half the carries that Jackson had. More importantly, for Lynch to be effective, he needs to build some momentum, because he is a power back. Last year the Bills O-line was about the 48th best in the league, meaning that it was not only the worst, but the backups on half of the teams were better than the Bills starters. Frequently, Lynch was being tackled in the backfield at the same time the QB was giving him the ball. This also hurt Jackson, but not as much, because Jackson is more of an elusive back and less a power back. Anyone who honestly thinks that Jackson is better than Lynch has not been watching the Bills very closely.
    Perhaps the Bills realize that Clausen and the top LTs will be gone by #9, so they are planning to take C.J. Spiller (and they do not need both him and Lynch).

  57. TheRedkinsFan says: Apr 10, 2010 4:39 PM

    Charles Robinson just direct messaged me on twitter:
    I won’t say it to everyone because I don’t need to be narrowing the field. But I will say to you this particular RB isn’t Portis.

  58. longthoughts says: Apr 10, 2010 4:39 PM

    I would guess Lynch or Portis, though others make sense here. If I were trying to turn a franchise around and pull a locker room to my side, I think dumping Portis would be a no-brainer. He can be pretty damn entertaining and doesn’t seem like an inherently bad guy, but his ability no longer matches his ego.

  59. winslow says: Apr 10, 2010 4:44 PM

    “What, is Charles Robinson in third grade?”
    Yes.
    And he’s been there for thirty-one years now.
    As long as we are inventing rumors, I understand that the Colts have offered Peyton Manning to Oakland for the Raiders’ sixth round pick, which will be used to select Mark Harmon as Indianapolis transitions to the wishbone.
    The Raiders apparently intend to play Manning at center, a position that has been problematic ever since Jake Grove left for Miami. By then using their first round choice on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oakland will finally have the depth and experience needed to make a serious playoff run.

  60. RyanHarris says: Apr 10, 2010 4:51 PM

    Portis may be available, but who would give up anything to get him?
    Its Lynch folks. SD would be a great spot for him. I could also see DET going after him.

  61. Henchman #24 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:53 PM

    Why would it be Frank Gore? The cupboard is bare behind him, and picking up Spiller wouldn’t solve those issues.

  62. eaglelover1 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:54 PM

    @ sjpb8
    Hilarious!

  63. HuckNZ says: Apr 10, 2010 4:55 PM

    This is the same guy who just yesterday wrote about how Clinton Portis might get traded:
    There has been buzz for weeks now that a former Pro Bowl running back was on the trading block, but little clarity as to the player’s identity. Based on comments from inside their organization, several have been ruled out since the NFL owners meetings, including a handful that would have value on the open market – guys like the St. Louis Rams’ Steven Jackson and Dallas Cowboys’ Marion Barber. But Portis’ security would seem to have gone in the other direction, with the Redskins adding Willie Parker and Larry Johnson to the backfield.

  64. CanadianVikingFan says: Apr 10, 2010 4:56 PM

    LaDanian Tomlinson, the Jets already can’t stand his bitching.

  65. Wags15 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:57 PM

    only reason why I would say this doesnt have anything to do with Clinton is because what are teams going to give up for an aging, injury prone running back like Portis? There any team out there that would really give up anything more than a 5th round pick at best for Portis? Nobody is going to trade anything of value for Portis which is why this story cant be about Clinton and if it is, then this secret is pretty worthless.

  66. wherezwaldo says: Apr 10, 2010 4:57 PM

    whoever said Frank Gore is a retard

  67. scrapdawg12 says: Apr 10, 2010 4:59 PM

    I bet it is Frank Gore. The 49ers will be selecting CJ Spiller I believe

  68. last starfighter says: Apr 10, 2010 5:02 PM

    If the vikings ever want to win anything I’d say trading peterson would be a good idea. But then again they already let his outstanding backup walk. . .

  69. scrapdawg12 says: Apr 10, 2010 5:03 PM

    ESPN Reported Marshawn Lynch was on the trading block so its no secret and it can’t be him. Another RB, Frank Gore i believe. Hopefully the Eagles give a 2nd round pick for him.

  70. filthymcnasty says: Apr 10, 2010 5:03 PM

    Please God let it be Portis.

  71. mango says: Apr 10, 2010 5:03 PM

    Did someone say Westbrook? Man are you out of touch. I think it’s Portis.

  72. luvthenfl says: Apr 10, 2010 5:04 PM

    What about Steven Jackson?

  73. sniperskin says: Apr 10, 2010 5:05 PM

    portis is gone ,, hes a joke, and not a team player… i wouldnt be surprised if cooley was next after him..

  74. hsf09 says: Apr 10, 2010 5:09 PM

    It’s Lynch. – That’s not new news or shocking. IF it wasn’t him, I’ll say Portis but still willing to bet it’s Lynch. Schefter has reported this already.

  75. Dolfan34 says: Apr 10, 2010 5:09 PM

    Could be Gore but I think only if they draft Spiller (possible). I wouldn’t doubt it’s Portis. Shanahan traded him when he was in Denver and the ‘skins could use extra picks. I wouldn’t think he has any more value than a thrid round pick at this stage of his career.

  76. BigBear123 says: Apr 10, 2010 5:11 PM

    Lynch or Portis.

  77. TheRoon says: Apr 10, 2010 5:13 PM

    DeAngelo Williams to the Lions for a second rounder? Are you kidding? It should take AT LEAST a 1st and 2nd rounder to pry Williams away from the Panthers.
    He is only 26 years old and has very little mileage on his tires. However, as a Panther fan, it concerns me that he is in the last year of his contract. And seeing what we just went through losing one of our franchise guys without compensation we cannot afford to do it again.
    My scenario is Williams needs to come to some agreement of a contract extension before the draft or we need to trade him for compensation. However, John Fox has said Williams will not be traded.

  78. drzud500 says: Apr 10, 2010 5:16 PM

    I doubt its Portis.
    Adam Schefter wouldn’t allow any other reporter to get the scoop on anything Shannahan related, lol.

  79. LovinBlue says: Apr 10, 2010 5:16 PM

    Those who think Addai is on the block don’t know anything about the Colts. He was their best RB last year and figures to be better next year behind a revamping line.
    Also, @inad1212 – Lynch is “considered” a Pro Bowler because he WAS a Pro Bowler. There’s nothing to surmise here, it was a fact.

  80. spliffbunker says: Apr 10, 2010 5:18 PM

    thanks Charles
    be sure to let us know when it happens…2 weeks before the draft there are probably multiple pro bowl running backs available for trade

  81. MasterShake says: Apr 10, 2010 5:24 PM

    Lynch to Minnie for TJack or Sage? Or Brett Favre?

  82. Passrusher76 says: Apr 10, 2010 5:27 PM

    It’s Ronnie Brown. The Dolphins brass is fed up with him getting injured every season.

  83. Buschman says: Apr 10, 2010 5:32 PM

    I’m sure Portis could be had for a 7th round pick in 2019…but his entire $6.5 million salary is guaranteed, so he’s staying put

  84. murf1313 says: Apr 10, 2010 5:34 PM

    Hearing a former Pro Bowl running back could be dealt 2 another team within his division before or during the draft. Could be Marion Barber.
    I don’t think the RB is Portis. He doesn’t have much trade value. Barber, on the other hand, does. And he’s making too much 2 B a share guy
    Barber is a little younger than Portis (26 vs. 28), has less mileage and is more explosive. Injury factor is probably a wash at this point.
    Agree, extremely rare a pro bowl RB is dealt within his division. But I’m told that talks are occurring. Barber fits the scenario the best.
    I don’t know the destination. It was an ambiguous tip. Have been trying 2 nail down the RB and the 2 teams for a week. Barber fits the best
    Initial thought was Portis, but his trade value just isn’t very strong. But factors around Barber (contract, split carries, etc) make sense.
    The running back definitely isn’t Steven Jackson. Absolutely not. I checked into him. He’s not going anywhere.
    It’s not Leon Washington. Injury concern & he’s available as a restricted FA. Marshawn Lynch never been Pro Bowler. Ronnie Brown? Possibly.
    Yes, unfortunately the source for this tip was vague, but they had good reason to be. The source always has great info, though.
    It’s not Joseph Addai. I checked into him. And the 49ers love Frank Gore. I don’t think there’s any shot that it’s him.

  85. warrick1005 says: Apr 10, 2010 5:37 PM

    lynch for sure, espn said the bills are shopping him. and hes not getting traded to the eagles for vick straight so wolfgang- ur dumb. the bills will get at least a 3rd mabey a 2nd for lynch and there 5th. He is only 24 and if he can straighten out his personal life he will be a pro bowl running back every year.

  86. prophet of the light says: Apr 10, 2010 5:53 PM

    Steven Jackson?

  87. Martin Keamy says: Apr 10, 2010 5:58 PM

    @The Roon
    Panthers can’t sign him long term until a new labor deal is reached. They fully plan to resign him when that deal is done. However, they are working to compensate him for this past year… he recently received a 2M+ Bonus… like last two weeks or so. The boy deserves more.

  88. ninjapleazee says: Apr 10, 2010 6:00 PM

    Portis since they got Parker and Johnson…

  89. Bious says: Apr 10, 2010 6:05 PM

    Seriously, we need the name. It’s no fun unless this list is smaller

  90. P-way Eagles says: Apr 10, 2010 6:07 PM

    Wait for the “Facts” to come out before writing a story about it! Florio, your gettin worse and worse…

  91. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 10, 2010 6:21 PM

    It’s probably Gore. He was bitching about the two back system. Or Lynch, he was bitching because he sucks.

  92. Murabma says: Apr 10, 2010 6:30 PM

    Knowledgeable message board folks in B’lo are saying that it’s Lynch to the Lions, player for player and not for picks. We’ll see if they’re right…..

  93. Popeye says: Apr 10, 2010 6:40 PM

    its ronnie brown after his dui
    Its no big secret

  94. jetboy says: Apr 10, 2010 6:55 PM

    It’s Ronnie Brown, Parcell’s said he’s making the team better, they wanna move Ginn into the running back position, since he can only catch 1 out of 100 passes, and they want to let Taylor go to the Jets, move Pat White to the starting QB position, and move Long to the defense, and make Henne a line backer coach. Ireland says he’s just upset about the Pat White move, he wants to make him the head coach.

  95. FreeAgentPro says: Apr 10, 2010 6:57 PM

    Dumbest article that I have ever read.

  96. HerbertJablonski says: Apr 10, 2010 7:14 PM

    Pro Bowl running back from anyone who has EVER been to the Pro Bowl? Gee, that narrows it down a lot.

  97. HerbertJablonski says: Apr 10, 2010 7:38 PM

    it’s ahman green

  98. wxwax says: Apr 10, 2010 7:50 PM

    The Redskins need draft picks.
    Shanahan has a history of trading running backs.
    I say it’s Portis. I say they’re asking for a third round pick but will take a fourth round pick.

  99. ultimateweapon says: Apr 10, 2010 7:51 PM

    Howboutthemcowboys thinks it may be WESTBROOK who could be traded….. somebody else can explain to him how that is NOT possible.

  100. pilot08 says: Apr 10, 2010 8:00 PM

    Its not D.Williams.. My guess is Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson… Maybe its Lynch or Portis.. Or it could be Frank Gore or even Ronnie Brown.

  101. wolfgang1983 says: Apr 10, 2010 8:01 PM

    @warrick1005
    “lynch for sure, espn said the bills are shopping him. and hes not getting traded to the eagles for vick straight so wolfgang- ur dumb. the bills will get at least a 3rd mabey a 2nd for lynch and there 5th. He is only 24 and if he can straighten out his personal life he will be a pro bowl running back every year. ”
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    “ur dumb” WAY TO START dumbass. haha. Now, back to the point. Marshawn Lynch not only has been a huge headache off the field, but he is also way overpaid from his rookie deal, and has not been a consistent player that you can count on and has been outplayed by a former canadian football player. He has barely been able to keep his YPC above a measly 4.0 yards in his career, and last season was at 3.8, his best season being at 4.1 which you can get from almost any starting caliber HB. He also has never been able to make it through a full season and has never been the weapon in the passing game he was supposed to be. Lynch also has been lazy and at times unwilling to put his body in danger being a pass blocker.
    In the end, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT AND SHOULDN’T CALL PEOPLE THAT KNOW INFINITELY MORE ABOUT THE NFL THAN YOU “DUMB”!! Lynch at this point, would not get any interest from any team for a 3rd rounder. You have no clue if you think he would. Teams could simply keep their 3rd and get a buy like Jonathon Dwyer, Toby Gerhart, Ben Tate, Joe McKnight, Monatrio Hardesty or Anthony Dixon who don’t have all the baggage Lynch has, or the overinflated contract or the off field concerns. HB is very deep and talented this year and NO TEAM would touch Lynch with a 3rd.
    I was joking about Vick for Lynch, because I dont like either player, but at this point Vick is more valuable to the roster with only 2 QBs. On the Eagles Lynch would be the 3rd strong HB, and would only get a few carries a game behind Lesean, Bell and FB Leonard Weaver. The truth is, at this point however, that Vick and Lynch have comperable value. The Bills would be lucky right now to get anything better that a late 4th AT VERY BEST and most likely would only get a 5th rounder. Maybe if they are lucky they could get a 5th and a conidtional 5th in 2011.
    All knowledgable and logical people (unlike yourself: a pompous know-nothing douche) know their is not a big market for HBs (who have a short shelf life anyway and are a dime a dozen) who have off field issues and a criminal past, have not been consistent, are overpaid, and have not perfromed well—averaging 3.8 YPC in 2009 and being outplayed by a journey-man former Canadian football league player. Open your eyes and pull your head out of your ass before you try to call me out chump! haha, I have no problem schooling your dumbass! now, come back kid

  102. GoCaps8 says: Apr 10, 2010 8:03 PM

    I wish it would be Portis. I’d trade him for a DVD of Alyssa Milano commercials.

  103. doctor chip says: Apr 10, 2010 8:05 PM

    Colts have no loyalty to RB’s…
    … ’nuff said.

  104. Gautam says: Apr 10, 2010 8:09 PM

    Lynch and Portis will be the non-surprising names in that list
    Williams *might* but I doubt Carolina will screw up that great tandem that they have

  105. Uncle Leo says: Apr 10, 2010 8:12 PM

    OJ Simpson

  106. BonerJams'03 says: Apr 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    Martin Keamy says: April 10, 2010 4:13 PM
    You people have no clue about the Panthers. Deangelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are EXACTLY what Fox has worked to have since he came to Carolina and EXACTLY the type of player Mr.Richardson strives to have on his team. There is no way it’s Williams. Why would they draft and build an amazing rushing offensive line, be the face of the two back system, and have a coach who plays “smashmouth” football and trade away the very players who make that program.
    ——————————————————-
    Yes Fox likes his smashmouth football. But you have to ask:
    1. How much money is Carolina gonna tie up into the RB position? If DW signs a new deal, at 26 he (his agent) is gonna try and make it so the deal ends when he’s 31 or so. The guy scored 20 TD’s just a year ago, and last year the OL had it’s injuries. He will not be cheap. Sure they can tag him next year (which if he is not traded, is what will probably happen), but right now he’s got high value, and the Carolina D is not championship material ATM IMO.
    2. If DW gets a new deal in Carolina – how long until Stewart wants to rework his? He’s on a 5yr/$14mil right now, but if he is to be the back of the future, not to mention splitting carries rather evenly – he’s gonna want his, it’s human nature.
    3. How many more bites do you think Fox is gonna get at the apple. As of right now, he’s in a lame duck year. His star WR is on the wrong side of 30, his long time QB is gone, his superstar DE is gone…and the rumor floating every know and then that the Chin would coach in his backyard.
    Carolina is in transition right now, and I don’t see them as Championship contenders ATM. The Falcons are right on the doorstep, and of course the Champs are in their division. Deal DW to someone like the Lions, get a nice pick in a good draft.

  107. Martin Keamy says: Apr 10, 2010 8:20 PM

    @HerbertJablonski
    Hahahaha!
    NOT AHMAN GREENE!!!! How will whoever he plays for every win again?
    If the Colts trade Manning and a 1st for Greene… they’ll finally be able to make it to the playoffs.
    Please note that this is sarcasm.

  108. Bob Loblaw says: Apr 10, 2010 8:26 PM

    Lynch makes absolutely no sense. How much are they going to get for a knucklehead RB who barely averages 4 ypc during what should be his best years? Maybe a 5th, or a conditional 5th next year?
    McGahee is the only one of the group (a) whose team would part with him and (b) other teams might make an acceptable offer to the team currently holding his rights. Also, the Ravens need picks.

  109. wolfgang1983 says: Apr 10, 2010 8:32 PM

    ^^Green, not Greene

  110. Randy Inman says: Apr 10, 2010 8:41 PM

    It’s Williams because the Panthers are going the el cheapo route and they don’t want to pay him.

  111. xXBigPapiXx says: Apr 10, 2010 8:49 PM

    I cant say but I what I can say is it isnt going to be Frank Gore and for all of those who mentioned his name are in fact retarded. Regardless if SF may draft Spiller, they wouldnt give up one of their franchises best backs and they have absolutely no depth behind Gore even if Spiller were to go to the bay.

  112. august says: Apr 10, 2010 8:52 PM

    its neither Portis nor Gore. They make too much money. Some of you people are fools. Google “salary cap” before you spew your nonsense.

  113. stevincinci says: Apr 10, 2010 8:57 PM

    Larry Johnson. Rudi Johnson. Pete Johnson. LaDanian Tomlinson.

  114. Zanon49 says: Apr 10, 2010 9:22 PM

    I heard it’s Ronnie Brown

  115. ham1 says: Apr 10, 2010 9:33 PM

    Skins will give you a draft pick if you take Portis….. sounds about par for the course.

  116. awfflpete says: Apr 10, 2010 9:48 PM

    wolfgang1983-
    Calling someone a pompous know-nothing douche when going on a massive rant is pretty douchy in it’s own right. I went back and saw nothing in your original post that would lead someone to believe your Lynch for Vick quote was a joke which was the whole reason you went off. Then you correct someone else’s spelling of Green? That’s the kind of thing a pompous douche would do. Especially when you spelled Montario Hardesty wrong and used the incorrect spelling of “there” in the previous rant. Learn proper grammar before giving spelling lessons, douche.
    – the rest of this board.

  117. polakojones says: Apr 10, 2010 9:57 PM

    murf1313 says:
    “Marshawn Lynch never been Pro Bowler”
    Yes he was…do some research before you post.

  118. benjua says: Apr 10, 2010 10:42 PM

    don’t anyone be surprised for one second if it’s deangelo. he could pull a late-first pick possibly, for a team currently without a first.

  119. Crowder911 says: Apr 10, 2010 11:07 PM

    jetboy says:
    April 10, 2010 6:55 PM
    It’s Ronnie Brown, Parcell’s said he’s making the team better, they wanna move Ginn into the running back position, since he can only catch 1 out of 100 passes, and they want to let Taylor go to the Jets, move Pat White to the starting QB position, and move Long to the defense, and make Henne a line backer coach. Ireland says he’s just upset about the Pat White move, he wants to make him the head coach.
    >>> you know what, even with that line up we would sweap your sorry ass Ner Yersey JESTS ass

  120. jetboy says: Apr 10, 2010 11:13 PM

    it’s Franky “The Fornicator” Calousky out of the First Baptist Church of later day saints Catholic School For Girls, the first round pick of the Dolphins back in 2009. Dolphin brass are very disappointed in his off field problems, it was him or Pat White their other pick.

  121. Beastie Bills says: Apr 10, 2010 11:24 PM

    What about Leon Washington?
    He made a probowl (as a KR, I believe), and he the Jets were already rumored to have entertained trade-talks…..

  122. TheRoon says: Apr 10, 2010 11:35 PM

    I wouldn’t say the Panthers are “el cheapo” they are just in rebuilding mode. They released Delhomme, Kemoeatu, Lewis, Hoover, Johnson, and Diggs because they want to free up cap to re-sign our core of young guys like Jon Beason, Richard Marshall, DeAngelo Williams, Thomas Davis, Ryan Kalil, and Matt Moore. So actually, it’s not cheap, it’s just smart.
    With an added bonus, with the cuts made this year, we do not hit ourselves with any cap penalties, so why not make the moves? None of the moves, besides releasing Damione Lewis, was surprising or dis-liked by myself.
    The Panthers also weren’t going to be active free agent players. The only player I really wanted them to pursue was Kevin Walter.

  123. Howboutdemcowboys says: Apr 10, 2010 11:53 PM

    @ Anybody who has ever put a comment in complaining about speculations, or something that is not fact, or vague articles. . .
    If you just want the facts after they happen go to nfl.com or espn.com. It says it on the home page; “BANG IT HERE FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND RUMORS” Did you catch that last word . . .RUMORS. This is a site for rumors AND news!!!!
    So if you feel the need to complain about reading speculations, don’t go to a site that advertises the posting of RUMORS.
    Boom. Roasted.

  124. 1trackm1nd says: Apr 10, 2010 11:54 PM

    Lynch to San Diego for a late round pick…

  125. Playoffs?! says: Apr 11, 2010 12:00 AM

    @ wolfgayng1983
    OWNED. Thanks for coming!

  126. RaiderhateR4Life says: Apr 11, 2010 12:28 AM

    scrapdawg12- dude you love Gore haha! I remember after the eagles kicked our ass you were wanting him. I’d give you him for that redskins 2nd pick in a heartbeat. He’s on the decline but still has a lot left in him

  127. funi says: Apr 11, 2010 12:53 AM

    I say Portis or Addai!

  128. Pantherfan10 says: Apr 11, 2010 3:40 AM

    No way in hell is Deangelo Williams, sorry. Panthers are without a first but not in huge need for a first round pick either.
    Not like the trades in the 1st round haven’t worked out for them. Otah-starter, Everett Brown-projected starter. Plenty of good WR’s will be availible in the second round.

  129. Adam says: Apr 11, 2010 4:05 AM

    LighTsouT says:
    April 10, 2010 3:50 PM
    Addai could also be on the trading block if the Colts feel their other first-rounder of a RB could take over. Also, not saying I want this guy to be traded as he’s the best RB in the league, but Steven Jackson isn’t considered a Pro-Bowler even though he was voted in but never played due to injury?
    Jackson deserves so much better. For his sake, I hope he can spend a couple years with a team with a good O line.

  130. LovinBlue says: Apr 11, 2010 7:52 AM

    @august
    Perhaps YOU are the one who should Google “salary cap.” You might learn something interesting about 2010.

  131. thetruckerking says: Apr 11, 2010 10:56 AM

    In a related article, an unnamed writer wrote that an unnamed source says that an unnamed team could possibly trade or not trade the other unnamed team for the unnamed player although the unnamed source could neither confirm nor deny rumor. DUH!

  132. Crowder911 says: Apr 11, 2010 11:22 AM

    RONNIE BROWN
    to SAN DIEGO
    for a 2nd (2010) and 5th (2011)
    Brown is a beast, RFA, last contract year, will be 29, looking for a nice contract and his injury history wont get him a extension in MIA.
    I love Ronnie and think he is very uderrated, def. a Top 5 back BUT miami is pretty clear and tuff that they want young guys.
    next year, there wont be either one of the Ronnie & Ricky express on the roster.

  133. Pantherfan10 says: Apr 11, 2010 4:24 PM

    Randy Inman says:
    April 10, 2010 8:41 PM
    It’s Williams because the Panthers are going the el cheapo route and they don’t want to pay him.
    ==========
    You and the turds like you will be eating a lot of crow this year after Williams is still with the Panthers and the Panthers will be making the NFC Championship with Matt Moore at the helm

  134. Pantherfan10 says: Apr 11, 2010 4:26 PM

    Howboutdemcowboys says:
    April 10, 2010 11:53 PM
    @ Anybody who has ever put a comment in complaining about speculations, or something that is not fact, or vague articles. . .
    If you just want the facts after they happen go to nfl.com or espn.com. It says it on the home page; “BANG IT HERE FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND RUMORS” Did you catch that last word . . .RUMORS. This is a site for rumors AND news!!!!
    So if you feel the need to complain about reading speculations, don’t go to a site that advertises the posting of RUMORS.
    Boom. Roasted.
    ================
    Most of this stuff isn’t rumors, its blind speculation
    Boom. Roasted

  135. RUGGERLAD says: Apr 11, 2010 6:03 PM

    Adamkr says:
    April 10, 2010 3:52 PM
    I could see DeAngelo Williams on the block as well actually.
    Great idea, then they would be an injury away from not being able to run or throw the ball.

  136. xXBigPapiXx says: Apr 11, 2010 7:19 PM

    RaiderhateR4Life says:
    April 11, 2010 12:28 AM
    scrapdawg12- dude you love Gore haha! I remember after the eagles kicked our ass you were wanting him. I’d give you him for that redskins 2nd pick in a heartbeat. He’s on the decline but still has a lot left in him
    What the hell are you talking about? He’s only 26 and is a monster of a running back. Just because every defense the Niners go up against stack the box and make it near impossible for Gore to run doesnt mean he’s on the decline. It just means SF needs a better passing game you dumbass

  137. snake11s says: Apr 11, 2010 11:53 PM

    Let me go out on a limb as my sources have told me “an unnamed coach who has taken his team to the playoffs will be fired in 2010.”
    Here’s another scoop- “an unnamed former first round pick will be cut prior to the start of the NFL regular season.”
    Excuse me, I need to get the real story from the National Enquirer.

  138. SleazyD says: Apr 12, 2010 5:50 PM

    Marshawn come home to Oakland! You know you were upset not to be a Raider. Marshawn bleeds silver & black!

  139. GoldenEagle says: Apr 12, 2010 8:13 PM

    It’s Ronnie Brown to the NY Giants …A done deal …..

  140. MartyMart says: Apr 13, 2010 11:53 AM

    All I got to say is there is no way its portis, he’s the youngest of the 3 backs in Washington…. it is not Gore, who’s backing him up except an unproven and actually fantasy dissapointment in Glen Coffee…… DeAngelo Williams is too much of an asset right now with Moore getting Carolina’s Starts, keep him and Stewart so if one gets hurt…..Willie just signed so I doubt that….. McGahee isn’t worth what he’s getting paid, so who wants that……Rice, Peterson, Jones-Drew, Turner, Johnson, LMAO….no chance. It has to be Lynch for sure, or I do like LightSout with Addai, those would be the 2 that makes sense

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