During Monday Night Countdown on ESPN, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter threw the show to a break with a tease that Schefty would be downloading all of the stuff he has compiled throughout the day about possible trades that could go down before Tuesday’s deadline of 4:00 p.m. ET. And then, over the balance of the show, nothing was said about any other trades that could happen.
And that’s the most accurate thing they could have said. Nothing is happening. With Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd traded to the Rams, Eddie Royal presumably is off the block (unless the Broncos are in full-blown “Suck for Luck” mode). Though Cowboys running back Tashard Choice was indeed available (owner Jerry Jones confirmed that to NBC’s Alex Flanagan on Sunday), news of Felix Jones’ high ankle sprain likely has prompted the Cowpokes to choose to keep Choice.
Barring a Road-to-Damascus epiphany by Bengals owner Mike Brown, Carson Palmer will remain the property of the Bengals. And it’s highly unlikely that the Raiders would respond favorably to the Broncos’ reported willingness to send Kyle Orton to Oakland.
Sure, a deal or two could happen today. But the movement of any big-name players would be a major surprise.
Still, feel free to hit the F5 button all day, just in case something goes down.