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Bills Acquire Jordan Matthews From Eagles For E.J. Gaines

Aug 11, 2017 10:37 PM

The Buffalo Bills acquired Jordan Matthews and a third rounder in 2018 from the Philadelphia Eagles for E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second rounder.

"These aren't easy decisions," Bills general manager Brandon Beane told reporters Friday. "I laid both trades out for [owner] Terry Pegula and [coach] Sean McDermott last night. This was absolutely a we decision."

The Bills also traded Sammy Watkins to the Rams on Friday.

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Rams Acquire Sammy Watkins From Bills

Aug 11, 2017 2:43 PM

The Los Angeles Rams have acquired Sammy Watkins from the Buffalo Bills for E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second round pick. The Rams will also acquire a sixth round pick from the Bills.

The Bills' decision to trade their top receiver and top cornerback for future draft picks signals that first-year general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott view the Bills as a long-term rebuilding project.

Buffalo now owns two selections in the first, second and third rounds of the 2018 draft. 


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Bengals Rejected 2nd Round Pick For AJ McCarron

Aug 10, 2017 7:45 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals could have traded AJ McCarron in the offseason for a second round pick but elected to keep him as Andy Dalton's backup at quarterback.

The Bengals figured they would need to use a draft pick in order to replace McCarron, making the deal value neutral.

If the Bengals let McCarron leave in free agency in 2018, they will get a compensation pick back for him.

McCarron had a 97.1 passer rating in seven games during the 2015 season.

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Packers Nearly Traded Aaron Rodgers For Randy Moss In 2007

Aug 8, 2017 10:41 AM

In 2007, the Oakland Raiders were close to trading Randy Moss to the Green Bay Packers in a package that would have included Aaron Rodgers. Both Pro Football Talk and Michael Felger of the Boston Herald reported the Packers were ready to trade then-backup quarterback Rodgers for Moss.

The Raiders instead traded Moss to the New England Patriots for a fourth round pick that they used on John Bowie. 

Moss agreed to restructure his deal with the Patriots and they went on to go 18-1.

Rodgers replaced Brett Favre as Packers' quarterback after the 2007 season.

The Raiders continued to search for a franchise quarterback until drafting Derek Carr in 2014.

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Chargers Acquire Cardale Jones From Bills

Jul 26, 2017 8:01 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have acquired Cardale Jones from the Buffalo Bills for a conditional draft pick in the seventh round.

Jones is familiar with new Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, as Lynn served as Buffalo's interim head coach at the end of last season.

Behind Rivers, Kellen Clemens has served as the Chargers' backup at QB the past two seasons.

Jones appeared to be fourth on the Bills' depth chart entering camp.



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Rams Trade Former No. 2 Pick Greg Robinson To Lions

Jun 15, 2017 10:15 AM

The Los Angeles Rams have traded Greg Robinson to the Detroit Lions for a 2018 second round pick.

Robinson was the second overall pick in the 2014 draft but was demoted. Robinson played in 44 career games with the Rams, starting 40 of them. Los Angeles had tried moving him to guard and right tackle before eventually deciding to trade him to Detroit with one year left on his rookie contract.

"Since we drafted Greg, he has been committed to our organization, his teammates and community outreach," Rams general manager Les Snead said in a statement. "We appreciate his dedication and the effort he's put forth over the past three seasons. We wish him the best as he embarks on this new chapter."

The Lions have a need at offensive tackle with Taylor Decker out several months.

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Jets Unsuccessful Trying To Trade Eric Decker

Jun 12, 2017 5:15 PM

The New York Jets were unsuccessful trying to trade Eric Decker and will release him.

Teams interested in Decker wanted the Jets to pick up part of his salary.

Decker is signed through the 2018 season. He is scheduled to be paid $7.25 million in base salary in 2017 and $7.5 million in 2018.

Decker underwent hip and shoulder surgeries last fall, but he is healthy and has been practicing.

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Jets To Part Ways With Eric Decker

Jun 7, 2017 8:51 AM

The New York Jets will part ways with Eric Decker this week.

The wide receiver will be released if a trade can't be facilitated.

"We advised Eric that if a trade doesn't happen, we'll move forward without him," general manager Mike Maccagnan said.

Decker, 30, underwent hip and shoulder surgery last fall, but he is healthy and has been practicing.

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Jets Acquire Demario Davis From Browns For Calvin Pryor

Jun 1, 2017 12:09 PM

The Cleveland Browns have acquired Calvin Pryor from the New York Jets for Demario Davis.

Davis was a starter for the Jets from 2013 until 2015.

The Jets had been trying to trade Pryor since the draft, when they selected Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye -- both safeties -- in the first two rounds.

The return of Davis gives the Jets three starting-caliber insider linebackers.

The Jets were planning to release Pryor, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported. Pryor was the 18th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Matt Jones Wants Washington To Release Or Trade Him

May 31, 2017 8:56 AM

Matt Jones isn't in the Washington's plans, which is why he hasn't yet attended their voluntary workout sessions.

The running back wants to be released or traded. Washington has no plans to release Jones.

Jones opened the 2016 season as Washington's starter, rushing for 460 yards in the first seven games. He was sidelined by a knee injury, then lost his starting job to rookie free agent Rob Kelley. He was inactive for the team's final nine games.

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Richard Sherman Envisioned Himself Playing For Cowboys, Patriots
Richard Sherman believes Pete Carroll hasn't held Russell Wilson or many young Seahawks to the standard of their defense.

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Peyton Manning Urged Dolphins To Trade For Julius Thomas
The Dolphins asked Peyton Manning about Julius Thomas before acquiring him from the Jaguars.

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

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Giants Tried To Trade Up For Patrick Mahomes
Ben McAdoo reportedly loved what he saw from Pat Mahomes and was "very upset it didn't happen."

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Patriots Decline To Talk Jimmy Garoppolo Trade With Browns At Draft
The Browns called the Patriots during the first round of the draft about trading for Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Week 13 Win Over 49ers Cost Bears Three Draft Picks
The Bears traded up to the No. 2 pick to take Mitchell Trubisky on Thursday night.

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Browns, Washington Deny Kirk Cousins Trade Talks
Both the Browns and Washington have denied a report that they discussed a possible Kirk Cousins trade.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Chiefs Trade Up To No. 10 With Bills To Pick Patrick Mahomes
The Chiefs moved up to No. 10 to pick Pat Mahomes.

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Browns Attempting To Trade For Kirk Cousins
The Browns are attempting to acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington.

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Raiders, Seahawks Agree Upon Marshawn Lynch Trade
The only thing remaining is for Marshawn Lynch to take a physical with the Raiders.

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Browns Have Discussed Trading Up With Three Teams In Top 8
The Browns, who own the No. 2 and No. 12 picks, have had discussions with at least three teams in the top eight about moving up.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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