Steve Keim: Reports of trade talks “very rarely” accurate

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There was a report this week that the Cardinals are working to trade linebacker Deone Bucannon and there has been other chatter about trading running back David Johnson and linebacker Haason Reddick as well.

During an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7, Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim was asked about those rumors. He neither confirmed nor denied them, but did warn that such talk is best taken with a grain of salt.

“The one part of my job is to have dialogue with other teams when it comes to trades and different transactions,” Keim said. “Number one, the one thing I won’t do is I won’t confirm or deny those in public. I will tell you it’s a lot of gossip, people enjoy it, it’s water cooler talk. A lot of the stuff that you’ll read is certainly false. I know that on Wednesday I woke up to three different names that were brought to my attention and those conversations never happened. I would say to most fans to tread lightly when it comes to trade talks because very rarely are those accurate.”

Reddick played every snap last week, but has otherwise fallen out of favor along with fellow former first-round pick Bucannon so it’s not hard to imagine the 1-4 team dealing either of those players with an eye on building for the future. A trade involving Johnson, who signed a three-year extension and has seen his workload rise with Josh Rosen moving into the starting lineup, would be a much bigger surprise.

11 responses to “Steve Keim: Reports of trade talks “very rarely” accurate

  1. .
    Keim drafted both Buchanan and Riddick in the first round. Trading them would be an admission of draft day failure. Seeing that he’s already on the hot seat, these rumored deals would probably not promote job security.

  2. Wait…so They were good players last year but now have “fallen out of favor”? How about taking at look at your new defensive schemes? I keep saying you cant just come in and install new systems…defense or offense..and expect the players to change. Good coaches evaluate the players they have and mold their systems around those players strengths, not vice versa. This coaching staff has failed in that aspect…big time!

  3. Good, this division will be Seattle’s for the next 4 years starting in 2019.
    Exactly. Just like the dynasty was.

  4. “Reddick played every snap last week, but has otherwise fallen out of favor”

    Makes absolutely no sense.

  5. I love that commercial where picking poor David Johnson as the top fantasy team player is an obvious no-brainer. Has he even scored or run for 50 yards in a game for this terrible team?

  6. jackedupboonie says:

    October 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Good, this division will be Seattle’s for the next 4 years starting in 2019.

    I started to point out the absurdity of making such a statement in light of the current make up of the Ram’s roster, but then I remembered that recreational pot is legal in WA.

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