Next two weekends will go a long way toward determining trades

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The window for making trades closes in nine days. Most teams will play two games between now and then. And the outcomes of those games will help determine who does, and who doesn’t, get active in the trade market, as sellers or as buyers.

For potential sellers, the next two games are of critical importance. The Broncos, for example, went from having a potential fire sale at 0-4 to looking like fringe AFC West contenders at 2-4 to looking even worse than they did when winless on Thursday night against the Chiefs. Now 2-5 with a game next week at the Colts, Denver could be 2-6 next Sunday afternoon, with 48 hours left to make a deal or two. Or three.

For some teams, the SELL! light already is on, or should be. Winless Miami, obviously, wants to trade current assets for future picks. Washington at 1-5 should have the same mindset, but dysfunctional teams continue to do dysfunctional things. 0-6 Cincinnati likely will be willing to move players, too, with A.J. Green at the top of the list. Ditto for the Falcons, who are 1-5 and are staring at a pair of likely home losses against the Rams and Seahawks and possibly an interim head coach in the next seven days.

Plenty of other teams with two or fewer wins could have as many as four wins by next Tuesday — or as many as six losses. Whether it’s the 2-4 Jaguars or the 2-4 Titans or the 2-4 Chargers or the 2-4 Giants or the 2-2-1 Lions or the 2-4 Bucs or the 2-3-1 Cardinals, the next two weekends will go a long way toward determining the players who are, and aren’t, in play for the trade deadline.

13 responses to “Next two weekends will go a long way toward determining trades

  1. What was the trade offer from the Browns to the Skins for the LT? Did the Skins turn down a 1st or a 6th round pick? There’s two parts to every story. I agree they are disorganized franchise, but taking any trade could make the situation that worse.

  2. I hope Seattle will have 3 losses by the trade deadline. It would be fun to see if they unload high salaried veterans like Bobby Wagner for draft picks.

  3. me1633 says:

    October 20, 2019 at 8:55 am

    What was the trade offer from the Browns to the Skins for the LT? Did the Skins turn down a 1st or a 6th round pick? There’s two parts to every story. I agree they are disorganized franchise, but taking any trade could make the situation that worse.
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    Well it was reported earlier in the season the Patriots had offered a 1st for William’s and were turned down so at worst they’ve been offered a 1st. No one is telling them to take just any trade.

  4. Bungles prob won’t trade Green. They are more likely to keep him until contract is up and then he walks. Faster than a tall cow dropping a big turn, Green will leave for greener pastures ?

  5. Browns are not offering a 1st rounder for Trent Williams. 6 games have been played this season and no one knows his physical conditioning let alone if he passes a physical because of his injury history.

  6. With all the injuries in New England, mostly on offense, I expect the Patriots to be active. The most likely soon-to-be Patriots are O.J. Howard. A. J. Green and Emmanuel Sanders. I also expect Belichick to sweeten the pot in his offer to Washington for Trent Williams.

  7. What was the trade offer from the Browns to the Skins for the LT? Did the Skins turn down a 1st or a 6th round pick? There’s two parts to every story. I agree they are disorganized franchise, but taking any trade could make the situation that worse.
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    Well it was reported earlier in the season the Patriots had offered a 1st for William’s and were turned down so at worst they’ve been offered a 1st. No one is telling them to take just any trade.
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    Slight difference from picking in the top 10 vs the 28-32nd range. Slight difference between 2-4 & a 6-0 team.

  8. me1633 says:

    October 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    What was the trade offer from the Browns to the Skins for the LT? Did the Skins turn down a 1st or a 6th round pick? There’s two parts to every story. I agree they are disorganized franchise, but taking any trade could make the situation that worse.
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    Well it was reported earlier in the season the Patriots had offered a 1st for William’s and were turned down so at worst they’ve been offered a 1st. No one is telling them to take just any trade.
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    Slight difference from picking in the top 10 vs the 28-32nd range. Slight difference between 2-4 & a 6-0 team.
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    Correct those 2 are different but that in no way validates “but taking any trade could make matters worse” which is exactly what you said but no one is telling them to take just any trade but if you think Williams sitting at home is worth more to the Redskins than a 1st rd pick whether its early or late is crazy. That said the Browns knew they likely would have to give up at least a 2nd rd pick so I’d be very surprised if at least a 2nd wasnt offered if it ever got that far.

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