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Chiefs Engaging In Trade Talks On Justin Houston

Feb 28, 2019 9:14 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have engaged in trade talks involving Justin Houston.

There are teams calling with interest in the All-Pro linebacker, who carries a $21.1 million cap hit.

Adam Maya/NFL

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Antonio Brown Not 'Angry' With Steelers, Still Wants Trade

Feb 28, 2019 9:10 AM

Antonio Brown isn't "angry" with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he has maintained his desire to be traded.

Brown is officially on the trading block after meeting with Steelers brass earlier this month in South Florida.

Both parties agreed that it's best to work on a trade, though Kevin Colbert made it clear that the team wants "significant compensation."

Jeff Darlington/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jets Interested In Trading Down From No. 3

Feb 28, 2019 8:36 AM

The New York Jets have interest in trading down from the No. 3 overall pick.

"Right now, we feel good at No. 3, but I'd definitely say if there's an opportunity to trade down, we would absolutely look at it," said Mike Maccagnan.

The Jets traded up from No. 6 to No. 3 last year to select Sam Darnold. New York sent three second round picks to the Indianapolis Colts in the deal. The Jets hope to find a similar trade.

"Yeah, I think I would be open to any team that would," he said, when asked specifically about the Giants. "As long as the trade made sense to us, there's nothing that would stop us from doing that."

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Expect Eli Manning To Remain With Franchise In 2019

Feb 27, 2019 12:58 PM

The New York Giants expect Eli Manning to remain with the franchise in 2019.

"Well, I think Eli can help us win games, and he proved when the players around him started playing better that he can play at a very high level and help us win games, so at this point I want Eli back," Pat Shurmur said from Indianapolis. "He's back."

Asked specifically if he expects Manning to be on the team in 2019, Shurmur said, "I fully expect him [back].

"[General manager] Dave [Gettleman] will tell you I'm a body collector. I want to keep all the players we have and add new ones. I really feel that way about Eli," he said.

Manning's cap hit for next season is $23.2 million. 


Tags: New York Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cardinals Don't Sound Entirely Committed To Josh Rosen

Feb 27, 2019 11:36 AM

The Arizona Cardinals used a first round pick on Josh Rosen last offseason, but they may not be entirely committed to him long-term.

“Is Josh Rosen our quarterback?” GM Steve Keim told reporters. “Yeah, he is right now. For sure.”

Kliff Kingsbury is on record of saying he would use Kyler Murray with the first overall pick. But since being hired by the Cardinals, Kingsbury has tried to walk back the comments.

The Cardinals own the first overall pick.

Darin Gantt/ProFootballTalk

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Steelers Receiving Increased Interest On Antonio Brown Trade

Feb 27, 2019 11:31 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have received increase interest from rival teams in trading for Antonio Brown.

“Interest has grown,” said Kevin Colbert.

The Steelers and Brown have mutually decided to pursue a trade this offseason. 

“Ideally, you’ll like to trade him to someone you’d never play," said Colbert. "But if a team comes through with the best compensation you have to weigh that.”

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bengals Shopping John Ross In Trades

Feb 27, 2019 8:12 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals are shopping John Ross after just two seasons, according to sources.

Ross was the ninth overall pick in 2017. He set the combine ablaze with a 4.22 40-yard dash time.

He's played in just 13 games over two years, totaling 21 catches for 210 yards and seven touchdowns.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Steelers Rule Out Trading Antonio Brown To Pats, AFC North Rival

Feb 24, 2019 9:40 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers would prefer to trade Antonio Brown to a team in the NFC.

The Steelers also consider the New England Patriots and their three AFC North rivals as no-trade zones.

Teams have often looked to trade players outside their own conference.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Case Keenum 'Shocked, Disappointed' By Broncos Trading For Joe Flacco

Feb 21, 2019 4:17 PM

The Denver Broncos' decision to trade for Joe Flacco came as a surprise to Case Keenum.

Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the Broncos last offseason.

"[Broncos general manager John] Elway called me that morning and we had a great conversation, which he didn't have to do, and I appreciated that," said Keenum, who, along with his wife, Kimberly, was a guest on Jason Romano's Sports Spectrum podcast.

"I was definitely shocked. It was a surprise for us; you know, I think probably for the first day or so that's kind of what it was. You know, for us, we're definitely disappointed. It's not something we wanted to happen. I know that everybody's doing their job and John feels like that was a chance for him to help the Broncos out.''

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Tags: Denver Broncos, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Antonio Brown, Steelers Agree Trade Will Occur In Offseason

Feb 19, 2019 3:21 PM

Antonio Brown met with Art Rooney II on Tuesday to discuss his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brown tweeted that both sides "agreed that it is time to move on."

The meeting was cordial and "everyone agreed the trade will be for the best," according to a source.

Brown first requested a trade in late January.

"They have the ability to talk to other teams right now and find the best deal for them," agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN. "We hope they get a great amount of compensation. We want everybody to win here. it would be great for the Steelers to get what they deem fair compensation for Antonio, and for Antonio to find a new team at this point. And we reap all the positives from that. So that is where it is."

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Patriots Pursued Trade For Odell Beckham During 2018 Season
There was a lot of trade speculation surrounding Odell Beckham, Jr. last offseason and the Patriots reportedly went hardest after the Giants wide receiver.

Chris Simms/NBC (via Jared Dubin/CBS Sports)

Washington Was Interested In Trade For Joe Flacco
The Ravens will trade Joe Flacco to the Broncos once the league year turns over on March 13.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Cardinals Listed As Favorites To Land Antonio Brown
The Steelers are expected to trade Antonio Brown this offseason and oddsmakers have noticed.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Nick Foles, Jaguars Have Mutual Interest
Nick Foles sees the Jaguars as having an attractive roster

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Jay Glazer Predicts Giants Will Trade Odell Beckham Jr. This Offseason
Odell Beckham Jr. was the subject of trade rumors last offseason before eventually signing an extension.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Broncos Agree To Acquire Joe Flacco From Ravens
Joe Flacco will join the Broncos.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Antonio Brown Requests Trade From Steelers
Antonio Brown believes he has been the scapegoat for issues with the Steelers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Steelers Could Transition Tag Le'Veon Bell With Intent To Trade
Le'Veon Bell would need to sign the tag in order to be traded.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Eagles' Rumored Tag-And-Trade Plan For Nick Foles Violates CBA
The Eagles and Nick Foles are engaging in a contract dance this offseason.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Eagles Likely To Franchise Nick Foles With Intent To Trade
Nick Foles is expected to be worth a third round pick on the trade market.

Adam Schefter/ESPN