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Bill O'Brien On Texans' Trades: 'Moves Did Pay Off'

Jan 15, 2020 9:15 AM

The Houston Texans were aggressive in their roster-building approach and Bill O'Brien thinks it paid off.

O'Brien has operated as general manager without holding the title following the dismissal of general manager Brian Gaine. He dealt away draft capital to upgrade the roster.

"I think that those moves did pay off," Bill O'Brien said. "Those guys came in, without mentioning each guy specifically, but I do believe that those guys came in and really entered into our culture of what we're trying to do, learned the systems, tried to go out there and those guys played well. I'm sure there's always plays that each one of them wish they could have back, but I think that those guys helped our team win this year, when we won.

"I think any move we make, we try to think about the long term. Now, you could probably pick and choose some moves where maybe contractually it doesn't seem like it's long term, but within the building and within the meeting rooms, we think about it more for long-term purposes as we move forward here. I think all those guys came in and contributed."

Aaron Wilson/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Philip Rivers Wants To Play Football But Many Factors At Play

Dec 22, 2019 11:14 PM

The future of Philip Rivers is uncertain at the age of 38 years old and a disappointing 2019 season.

"I'm capable enough physically and mentally, there's no question," Rivers said. "Yes, I do want to play football. I do, and that's how I feel deep down as I stand here."

Rivers, however, also went on to say he will take some time to discuss his decision with his family and also the Los Angeles Chargers to see if they want him back.

"There's a lot of factors," Rivers said. "There's a personal side and family side to mine. I'm going to have a daughter in college as well, too. So time is ticking, and I've got a sixth-grade son that I've got to get ready to coach at some point, so there's all kinds of factors.

"But I know I can still do it, and I know I can still do it at a high enough level for us to win. I have not done it well enough this year, but I still do love to play, and love to lead these guys and this team. It's been an array of things that have compounded, to keep us from winning enough games to advance into the tournament."

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Odell Beckham: 'I'm Not Going Anywhere'

Dec 19, 2019 8:35 AM

Odell Beckham, Jr. is pushing back against reports that he wants a trade from the Cleveland Browns.

"I'm not going anywhere," Beckham said. "I'll be here. We'll figure this thing out. It's just too special to leave."

Two weeks ago, Beckham was vague about his future in Cleveland, saying that "no one knows what the future holds, like tomorrow."

Jake Trotter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jarvis Landry: Odell Beckham Isn't Trying To Leave Cleveland

Dec 13, 2019 8:43 AM

There have been reports that Odell Beckham, Jr. is looking to leave the Cleveland Browns, but one of his teammates isn't buying the rumors.

"It's not even about trying to go somewhere else," Jarvis Landry said. "For him, he's a guy that comes to work every day. He's a guy that's playing through injuries. All the things you want out of a player. ...  He doesn't want to leave and he's not trying to leave."

Beckham and Landry were also teammates in college at LSU.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jets May Explore Trading Le'Veon Bell, Jamal Adams

Dec 11, 2019 8:04 AM

The New York Jets may be in for an eventful offseason.

They may consider trading both Le'Veon Bell and Jamal Adams, according to a report.

Bell was signed to a large contract just last offseason.

Ralph Vacchiano/SNY

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Panthers Will Listen To Trade Offers For Cam Newton

Dec 8, 2019 11:54 AM

The Carolina Panthers will listen to offers for Cam Newton, who is due just $18.6 million for the 2019 season.

The NFL has seen a number of trades of quarterbacks during the middle of their career such as when the Kanas City Chiefs traded Alex Smith to Washington for a third rounder and starting cornerback Kendall Fuller. The Minnesota Vikings traded a first and fourth rounder for Sam Bradford.

The Panthers, however, haven't ruled out keeping Newton.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Odell Beckham Jr. Vague About His Future With Browns

Dec 5, 2019 4:07 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. was vague when asked about his future with the Cleveland Browns.

“What the does the future hold? I don’t know,” Beckham said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “No one knows what the future holds tomorrow. I couldn’t tell you. My locker is right next to one of the people that mean the most to me in the world [Jarvis Landry]. I think about coming to work and seeing him every single day and how special this could be, so I couldn’t sit here and tell you whether I’m going to be here, want to be here, don’t want to be here. This is exactly where I’m at right now, and I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else.”

Beckham has only 57 catches for 805 yards and two touchdowns this season for a disappointing Cleveland team.

Mark Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer (via PFT)

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jadeveon Clowney: I Didn't Ask Texans For Trade, More Money

Dec 3, 2019 9:31 AM

While discussing his departure from the Houston Texans, Jadeveon Clowney clarified how things ended with the team that drafted him.

"People say, 'He was trying to leave.' That's a lie. I didn't ask them to trade me," the Seattle Seahawks defender said. "I didn't even ask them to pay me any more. I just wanted to play one last year with my teammates. But hey, it's part of the business. It was a business move, and I got the short end of the stick at the time. Now? It looks like I got the big end of the stick."

The Texans traded Clowney to the Seahawks on Sept. 1.

Michael Silver/NFL

Tags: Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Teams Expected To Pursue Odell Beckham Jr. If Browns Struggle In 2020

Nov 6, 2019 11:55 AM

Some teams believe Odell Beckham Jr. could return to the trade market if the Cleveland Browns continue their struggles into the start of the 2020 season.

Cleveland acquired Beckham for Jabrill Peppers as well as first and third round picks. 

Two NFC team officials said they don't see Beckham getting traded this offseason, but one of them said, "The vultures will be circling if the Browns keep sucking."

Beckham walked off the field during one play in Week 9 and could be heard saying, according to CBS' Jay Feely: "I can't get the ball to save my life."

Mike Freeman/Bleacher Report

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Andy Dalton Hoping For Offseason Trade

Nov 4, 2019 9:20 AM

Andy Dalton wasn't happy when the Cincinnati Bengals let last week's deadline pass without a trade.

The quarterback is eagerly awaiting an offseason trade, according to sources.

Dalton, 32, has one year left on his contract. He'll make $17.5 million next season.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Le'Veon Bell: Four Teams Tried To Trade For Me


Lions, Falcons Had Extensive Devonta Freeman Trade Talks

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Jamal Adams: Jets GM 'Went Behind My Back'

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Rams Trade Aqib Talib To Dolphins In Salary Dump

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jets Interested In Trading Le'Veon Bell

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Washington Listening To Trent Brown Trade Offers

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Jets Trade Leonard Williams To Giants For 3rd, 5th Round Picks

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cardinals Acquire Kenyan Drake From Dolphins

Adam Schefter, Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

49ers Receive Trade Calls On C.J. Beathard

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cowboys Acquire Michael Bennett From Cowboys

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Lions Trade Safety Quandre Diggs To Seahawks

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

49ers Acquire Emmanuel Sanders From Broncos

Mike Klis/9News

Patriots Acquire Mohamed Sanu From Falcons For Second-Round Pick

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Raiders Trade Gareon Conley To Texans For Third Round Pick

Vic Tafur/The Athletic

Ravens Acquire Marcus Peters From Rams

Lindsey Thiry/ESPN

Jaguars Trading Jalen Ramsey To Rams For Three Picks

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rams Trade Marcus Peters To Ravens For Kenny Young

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Browns Refute Report Of Listening To Trade Offers For Odell Beckham

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Zac Taylor On A.J. Green: 'We Are Not Trading That Guy'

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A.J. Green On Trade Rumors: I'm 'Prepared For Anything'