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Peyton Manning Urged Dolphins To Trade For Julius Thomas

May 8, 2017 5:03 PM

The Miami Dolphins asked Peyton Manning about Julius Thomas before acquiring him from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen has coached Manning and reached out for his opinion on the tight end.

"[Manning] talked a lot about [Thomas asking], 'Would you stay out and help me with this? Take me through this. Would you watch a little tape with me? Would you explain what you want on this?' And he still does the same thing. I’'l see him in Coach Gase's office and his questions are right. His questions and his process are right, which as a coach, [is what] you're looking for," Christensen said.

Thomas made the Pro Bowl in his two seasons as a starter with the Denver Broncos, when Manning was the quarterback.

Palm Beach Post

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Teams Tried To Trade Up For Mitch Trubisky, But Not As High As No. 2

May 3, 2017 8:44 AM

The Chicago Bears weren't the only team that wanted to trade up to select Mitch Trubisky, but they were the only team willing to move all the way up to No. 2.

Jon Robinson, the general manager of the Tennessee Titans, told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he fielded calls from teams interested in the fifth pick. When the Bears traded up to the second selection, he said teams stopped calling.

"We had some calls about pick No. 5," Robinson said. "When the trade happened between San Francisco and Chicago, it kinda threw water on anything in that spot."

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Chicago Bears, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Tried To Trade Up For Patrick Mahomes

Apr 28, 2017 9:05 PM

The New York Giants tried to trade up to select Patrick Mahomes.

The Kansas City Chiefs successfully traded up to No. 10 to select Mahomes. Andy Reid has a good track record of identifying quarterbacks.

Ben McAdoo reportedly loved what he saw from Mahomes and was "very upset it didn't happen."

Anita Marks/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Patriots Decline To Talk Jimmy Garoppolo Trade With Browns At Draft

Apr 28, 2017 1:40 PM

The Cleveland Browns called the New England Patriots during the first round of the draft about trading for Jimmy Garoppolo. 

The Patriots again declined to engage in trade talks centered on Garoppolo. 

The future of Garoppolo has been tied to how many more years Tom Brady will continue to play.

The Patriots could even use the franchise tag on Garoppolo next offseason as a backup to Brady.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Week 13 Win Over 49ers Cost Bears Three Draft Picks

Apr 28, 2017 8:22 AM

The Chicago Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers in a meaningless Week 13 game last season that ended up costing them three draft picks.

The Bears entered the game 2-9, while the 49ers were 1-10.

San Francisco went on to finish the season 2-14 and landed the second pick in the draft. Chicago finished 3-13 and received the No. 3 selection.

On Thursday night, the Bears traded up to the second pick to take Mitchell Trubisky. They sent a 2017 third-rounder, 2017 fourth-rounder and a 2018 third-rounder to the 49ers. If Chicago had lost to San Francisco in Week 13, they wouldn't have had to part with those picks to get Trubisky.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns, Washington Deny Kirk Cousins Trade Talks

Apr 28, 2017 8:08 AM

Both the Cleveland Browns and Washington have denied a report that they discussed a possible Kirk Cousins trade.

The Browns used three first-round picks on Thursday night, none on a quarterback.

Sashi Brown dismissed the trade rumors as "bad reporting," while Jay Gruden said Washington didn't "receive one call" about Cousins.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Chiefs Trade Up To No. 10 With Bills To Pick Patrick Mahomes

Apr 27, 2017 9:16 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have moved up to No. 10, trading their No. 1 this year and next along with their No. 3 this year to the Buffalo Bills.

The Chiefs used the pick on Patrick Mahomes.

Kansas City currently has Alex Smith at quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Attempting To Trade For Kirk Cousins

Apr 27, 2017 8:51 PM

The Cleveland Browns are attempting to acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington.

Cousins is set to play under the franchise tag for the second straight season.

The Browns were reportedly interested in drafting Mitchell Trubisky, who went second overall to the Bears.

Ian Rapoport/

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Raiders, Seahawks Agree Upon Marshawn Lynch Trade

Apr 26, 2017 10:38 AM

The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have agreed upon a trade involving Marshawn Lynch.

The Seahawks will swap their sixth round pick in 2018 for the Raiders' fifth rounder.

The only thing remaining is for Lynch to take a physical with the Raiders.

Lynch sat out the 2016 season after announcing his retirement.

Lynch's deal is for two seasons with a base of $9 million and max of $16.5 million.

Mike Garafolo, Ian Rapoport/

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Have Discussed Trading Up With Three Teams In Top 8

Apr 26, 2017 8:19 AM

The Cleveland Browns, who own the No. 1 and No. 12 picks, have had discussions with at least three teams in the top eight about moving up.

The Browns are in need of a franchise quarterback and are expected to take Myles Garrett first overall. They could use the 12th pick and other assets to improve their second selection in order to take a quarterback.

Michael Silver of the NFL Network speculates that the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers could move a pick to Cleveland.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Titans Have Offers For No. 5 Pick, May Move Down
The Titans have multiple offers for the No. 5 pick and are considering moving down.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots Likely To Keep Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler signed a one-year, $3.91 million tender with the Patriots last Wednesday.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots Won't Trade Jimmy Garoppolo This Offseason
New England could conceivably use the franchise tag on Jimmy Garoppolo next offseason even if he remains their backup quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Raiders Remain Interested In Acquiring Marshawn Lynch
The Raiders remain interested in acquiring Marshawn Lynch from the Seahawks.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Seahawks Don't Expect To Trade Richard Sherman
The Seahawks will continue to listen to offers for Richard Sherman, but they no longer anticipate moving the cornerback.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Browns Have No Plans To Trade For Veteran Quarterback
The Browns have no plans to trade for a veteran quarterback, according to Sashi Brown.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

49ers, Bears 'Most Antsy' To Trade Down In First Round
The 49ers and Bears are the "most antsy" teams looking to trade down in the first round of this month's NFL Draft.

Peter King/TheMMQB

Hue Jackson Prefers Myles Garrett For Browns At No. 1
The Browns could be creating a smokescreen in order to trade down from No. 1 if they receive an attractive enough package.

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Raiders, Seahawks Expected To Work Out Marshawn Lynch Trade
The Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade involving Marshawn Lynch, but the running back must first re-work his contract.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

49ers Receiving Calls About No. 2 Pick, Are 'Open For Business'
John Lynch says the 49ers are "open for business" on a possible trade involving the second overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Chase Goodbread/NFL

Seahawks Have Steep Asking Price For Richard Sherman
The Seahawks are open to trading Richard Sherman, but they have placed a steep asking price on the cornerback.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Browns Could Be Considering Trading Down
The Browns have been linked to Myles Garrett, Mitchell Trubisky and most recently, Leonard Fournette with the top pick.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Kirk Cousins Doesn't Expect To Be Traded This Season
Kirk Cousins will make $23.94 million under the tag this season.

John Keim/ESPN

Richard Sherman Requested Trade From Seahawks
The Seahawks somewhat unusually confirmed that they had discussed a trade involving Richard Sherman.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Seahawks Confirm Richard Sherman Trade Talks
John Schneider said he's spoken to Richard Sherman about the situation.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Ravens Trade Timmy Jernigan To Eagles For Third Round Pick Swap
The Ravens have traded Timmy Jernigan and a third-round compensatory pick to the Eagles in exchange for their third-round pick.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

GMs Given Permission To Meet With Tony Romo
Jerry Jones has notified the general managers of all NFL teams that they can contact Tony Romo or his agent to schedule a workout, visit or physical.

Mike Garafolo/FoxSports

Richard Sherman Classifies Trade Talks As 'Business'
Richard Sherman is taking recent trade rumors in stride.

Kevin Patra/NFL

CBS Interested In Tony Romo To Replace Phil Simms
Tony Romo will not return to the Cowboys for 2017 but remains in limbo with several teams interested.

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Seahawks Willing To Listen On Richard Sherman Trade Offers
The Patriots were among the teams who contacted the Seahawks on Richard Sherman.

Kevin Patra/