Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap

Chiefs Were Never Close To Deal For Gonzalez

Oct 30, 2013 12:54 PM

A return to the Kansas City Chiefs was widely rumored for Tony Gonzalez, but a trade never came close to reality.

The Atlanta Falcons are virtually out of playoff contention, but a low-round draft pick for Gonzalez wouldn't have been worth it in leaving Matt Ryan without another reliable receiver.

Gonzalez plans on retiring at the end of the season.

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, IQ, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Patriots Acquire Isaac Sopoaga From Eagles

Oct 29, 2013 3:50 PM

The New England Patriots have acquired nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga and a sixth round pick from the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth rounder.

Sopoga signed with the Eagles in March on a three-year, $12 million deal after a long career with the San Francisco 49ers.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Tags: New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Vikings Discussing Jared Allen Trade

Oct 29, 2013 12:46 PM

The Minnesota Vikings are discussing a Jared Allen trade with several teams, but talks have not been substantive.

The Vikings are virtually out of playoff contention.

A trade of Allen would be difficult given his salary.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Seattle Seahawks were in discussions on Allen, but have decided not to actively pursue him.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Kenny Britt Would Welcome Trade From Titans

Oct 29, 2013 12:41 PM

Kenny Britt is open to a trade from the Tennessee Titans and his value across the NFL is low.

"It would be great to stay, as long as they're giving me opportunities that I should get, especially since I've been working hard and doing the right things out there," Britt told reporters Monday, per The Tennessean. "Going somewhere else and having a fresh start, it would be good also. But where my mind is right now is just probably staying here because everything is here -- my family is here and stuff like that."

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Gonzalez Open To Trade, Falcons Uninterested

Oct 29, 2013 12:39 PM

Tony Gonzalez is open to a trade from the Atlanta Falcons, but the team has no interest in dealing him.

"Everybody out there needs to understand that I'm not naive to it," Gonzalez told ESPN.com. "I see it, too. This is the last (nine) weeks of my career. And right now, things are looking ... you never know.

"But, like I said, I love my guys on this team too much to go ask for a trade. It would be something that would come from them where they said, 'Hey, it makes sense because we could get something good for you and send you to a team that's a contender.' So I understand the thought process behind that."

The Falcons have a 2-5 record and are without Julio Jones for the rest of the season.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals Deny Talking Larry Fitzgerald Trade

Oct 28, 2013 12:51 PM

Larry Fitzgerald was asked to address trade rumors after the Arizona Cardinals' win on Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons.

The Cardinals are 4-4 behind a strong defense.

"I don't know," Fitzgerald said when asked if the trade reports were out of line. "I come to work every day and just focus on how I can help the Arizona Cardinals and help my team win. If they decide to move me, that happens. I have no control over any of that.

"I just focus on what I can do to improve and help my team."

The Cardinals insist they haven't even considering trading Fitzgerald.

"I have not had one conversation regarding a trade with Larry Fitzgerald," general manager Steve Keim told 620 AM in Arizona. "We have every intent to have Larry Fitzgerald retire as a Cardinal. Period."

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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49ers Unlikely To Make Deadline Deal For Wide Receiver

Oct 25, 2013 11:23 AM

General manager Trent Baalke said that the San Francisco 49ers are unlikely to trade for a wide receiver ahead of the trade deadline.

Michael Crabtree is expected to return by mid-to-late November, while Mario Manningham will be back in the lineup even sooner.

Josh Gordon has been mentioned as a trade candidate, but the Cleveland Browns understandably have a high asking price.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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

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Browns In Talks With Multiple Teams For Josh Gordon Trade

Oct 22, 2013 12:36 PM

The Cleveland Browns continue to consider a trade of Josh Gordon.

The Browns have been contacted by at least three teams and two have standing offers of a high pick and a player.

Gordon has 27 receptions for 450 yards and two touchdowns this season.

The Browns are not actively trying to trade Gordon, but are listening to offers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dolphins Trade For Bryant McKinnie

Oct 21, 2013 2:35 PM

The Miami Dolphins have acquired Bryant McKinnie in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Dolphins badly needed to improve their offensive line to give Ryan Tannehill more time.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cowboys No Longer Want To Rely On DeMarco Murray At RB

Oct 20, 2013 1:37 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are no longer sold on DeMarco Murray as their franchise running back.

With Murray again missing time due to injury, the Cowboys are internally considering upgrading at running back, "possibly in a big way" ahead of the trade deadline.

Murray's productivity has not been an issue when he has been available to play.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Allen: State Of Minnesota Would Revolt Against Adrian Peterson Trade
It is unlikely that any team would trade for a running back of Adrian Peterson's age in a way that resembles what the Vikings sent to the Cowboys for Herschel Walker.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Jairus Byrd To Make Season Debut With Bills Amid Trade Rumors
Jairus Byrd will make his season debut in Week 6 against the Bengals.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Falcons, Gonzalez Equally Uninterested In Trade
The Falcons are not giving up on the season and want to keep Tony Gonzalez.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Browns Don't Plan To Trade Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon is one of the Browns' most valuable assets as teams look for receiver help.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Ponder Remains In Vikings' Plans Despite Signing Freeman
The Vikings' acquisition of Josh Freeman has no determination on Christian Ponder's future with the club at this point.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Browns Discuss Josh Gordon Trade With 49ers, Others
The Browns seek a second round pick if they trade Josh Gordon.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Giants Acquire Jon Beason From Panthers
Jon Beason has had nagging injuries since signing a five-year, $51.5 million extension before the 2011 season.

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Steelers Trade With Cardinals For Levi Brown
The Steelers will send a late round pick to the Cardinals for Levi Brown.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Ravens Acquire Eugene Monroe From Jaguars
The Jaguars have agreed to trade Eugene Monroe to the Ravens for multiple draft picks.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Freeman Seeks Release As Bucs Find Trade Interest 'Mild'
The Buccaneers believe Josh Freeman could become a valuable trade commodity if a team loses their starting quarterback to injury.

Ed Werder/ESPN