Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap

Rams Trade Cam Akers To Vikings For Late-Round Pick Swap

Sep 21, 2023 8:39 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have acquired Cam Akers in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams.

In exchange for the running back, the teams will swap 2026 draft picks, with the Vikings also getting a conditional seventh-round pick and the Rams getting a conditional sixth-rounder.

The Vikings have an NFL-low 69 rushing yards this season.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Rams Put Cam Akers On Trading Block

Sep 18, 2023 9:15 AM

The Los Angeles Rams are looking to trade Cam Akers after making the running back inactive for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to a report.

A former second-round pick, Akers helped the Rams win the Super Bowl during his second season after recovering from an Achilles injury.

He rushed for a career-high 786 yards and seven touchdowns last year despite asking for a trade during the first half of the season.

Akers rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Week 1.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mike Evans Likely To Move On From Buccaneers After Season

Sep 1, 2023 8:37 AM

Mike Evans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached an impasse in talks on a new contract.

Evans will enter "what likely will be his final season" with the team that drafted him in 2014, according to a report.

The wide receiver is believed to be targeting a deal similar to the one Cooper Kupp received from the Los Angeles Rams. Kupp signed a three-year, $80.1 million deal in 2022.

Evans currently is playing under a contract that pays an average amount of $16.5 million.

He has a cap number of $23.698 million for 2023, and the Buccaneers will take a dead-money charge of $12.198 million in 2024.

Rick Stroud/Tampa Bay Times

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Colts Asked For Jaylen Waddle In Jonathan Taylor Talks With Dolphins

Aug 31, 2023 6:56 AM

The Indianapolis Colts discussed Jonathan Taylor with multiple teams before this week's soft deadline to trade the running back.

Reports immediately surfaced that the Colts were seeking a significant haul for Taylor, notably a first-round pick. Now a Miami Herald report states that Indianapolis wanted wide receiver Jaylen Waddle "and more" from the Dolphins in exchange for Taylor.

Waddle was the sixth overall pick in 2021. The Colts placed Taylor on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday, immediately lowering his trade value.

Miami Herald

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Niners Adamant Nick Bosa Won't Be Traded, Envision Deal Soon

Aug 31, 2023 6:52 AM

The San Francisco 49ers remain confident they'll sign Nick Bosa to a lucrative contract extension and that there's no scenario in which they would trade the defensive end.

Kyle Shanahan said recently that Bosa's extension negotiations have gone about how he expected, even though Bosa has not been with the team since it opened training camp July 25.

"I thought it would come probably at this time, just looking at the history of those things," Shanahan said. "And I'm really hoping it gets done. I know they're working tirelessly at it ... but hopefully we can get him in here sooner than later."

Asked if there was even a percentage chance he'd consider trading Bosa, John Lynch minced no words.

"No," Lynch said. "Real simple."

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

Colts GM: Jonathan Taylor Situation 'Sucks' For Everyone

Aug 31, 2023 6:43 AM

Chris Ballard admitted on Wednesday that the situation between the Indianapolis Colts and Jonathan Taylor "sucks" for the team, player and fans.

The Colts placed Taylor on the physically unable to perform list after they were unable to trade him prior to Tuesday's self-imposed deadline.

"I'm not going to sit here and give you some rosy picture, like, 'Oh, everything's OK,'" Ballard said. "It sucks for the Colts. It sucks for Jonathan Taylor. And it sucks for our fans. It just does. It's where we're at and we've got to work through it and we're going to do everything we can to work through it. Relationships are repairable. They're repairable."

Taylor is entering the final year of his contract and the Colts told the running back in May that they would not be giving him an extension prior to the 2023 season.

The running back requested a trade when reporting for training camp and, last week, was given permission to seek a trade partner. 

"I want everybody to know, Jonathan is a well-respected and a really good human being and a damn good football player," the general manager said. "I think we all know this. Things like this happen. I tell every rookie that comes in, there's going to be a point when we disagree and it's usually about money and it's going to be hard. And just know that doesn't change my care level for you. I care deeply for Jonathan Taylor.

"I won't quit on the relationship."

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Chiefs GM Hopeful Of Chris Jones Return Before Opener

Aug 31, 2023 6:38 AM

Chris Jones continues to hold out, but the Kansas City Chiefs remain hopeful that the defensive star could play in the Sept. 7 season opener against the Detroit Lions at Arrowhead Stadium.

"We're certainly hopeful of that," general manager Brett Veach said. "We're looking forward to next Thursday and hopefully he's in the lineup and he's ready to go."

Jones has one season remaining on the four-year contract he signed with the Chiefs in 2020 but has been absent from all of this season's practices in an effort to get a new deal.

Veach said communication between the Chiefs and Jones has picked up in recent days, though he wouldn't say whether he thought the sides were making progress toward a new contract.

"We're going to continue to press on," Veach said. "We're just going to keep working on this thing."

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Packers, Dolphins Were Interested In Jonathan Taylor Trade

Aug 30, 2023 1:41 PM

The Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers were two teams with legitimate interest in trading for Jonathan Taylor.

The Indianapolis Colts entertained offers on Taylor up until their self-imposed deadline of Tuesday.

There is still interest in Taylor from other teams, but he will miss the first four games of the season on the PUP list.

The Packers have three running backs on their initial 53-man roster: veterans Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon along with undrafted rookie Emanuel Wilson.

Stephen Holder/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bears 'Certainly Looking' At Adding Quarterback To Roster

Aug 30, 2023 9:56 AM

The Chicago Bears have two quarterbacks on their roster after Tuesday's cuts, starter Justin Fields and undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent.

P.J. Walker and Nathan Peterman were roster casualties, but that doesn't mean the Bears won't add a quarterback as insurance behind Fields.

"Yeah, that's a good thought. We're certainly looking at that option," Matt Eberflus said. "We're looking at other options, too. But that's a good thought when you can have somebody with experience in there to help younger quarterbacks. It's something that we've talked about."

Chicago has the No. 1 waiver position, so they have space to sign a veteran free agent as well as their pick of discarded players to use as avenues to add to their quarterback room. 

Mark Potash/Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: Chicago Bears, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jonathan Taylor Remains On PUP List After Colts Decline Trade Offers

Aug 29, 2023 10:00 PM

The Indianapolis Colts did not trade Jonathan Taylor on Tuesday as they did not receive any offers that meet their value of him.

Taylor will remain on the physically unable to perform list, which rules him out for at least the first four games of the season.

The Colts' next-best opportunity to deal Taylor could be before the NFL's Oct. 31 trade deadline.

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Sources: Derek Barnett Seeking Trade From Eagles

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Saquon Barkley Still Hopes To Finish His Career With Giants

New York Post

Sources: 49ers Trade Trey Lance To Cowboys For Fourth-Round Draft Pick

Dolphins Inquired With Raiders About Josh Jacobs; Didn't Get Far

Cameron Wolfe/NFL Network

Report: Raiders Have No Plans To Trade Josh Jacobs

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Two Teams Make Trade Offers To Colts For Jonathan Taylor

Stephen Holder/ESPN

Trey Lance's Future With 49ers Uncertain With Sam Darnold Named Backup

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Jerry Jones On Jonathan Taylor: Comfortable With RBs Cowboys Have

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Colts Grant Jonathan Taylor Permission To Seek Trade

Stephen Holder/ESPN

Chris Ballard: We Need To Get Jonathan Taylor Healthy

SiriusXM/NFL Radio

Report: Jonathan Taylor Back With Colts, But Still Wants Trade

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Vikings Owner Won't Commit To Kirk Cousins Beyond 2023

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jonathan Taylor Leaves Camp To Rehab Ankle Off-Site

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Colts Won't Trade Jonathan Taylor Despite Request

Budda Baker Will Be At Cardinals Camp Despite Trade Request


Browns Likely To Add Running Back

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Stefon Diggs, Bills Differ On Whether He Was At Camp

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Vikings' Danielle Hunter Planning To Skip Minicamp

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Vikings Plan To Release Dalvin Cook

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Derrick Henry 'Not Worried' About Trade Rumors

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