Free group has slowed to a crawl, though teams around a NFL still have copiousness of holes to fill.
In a joining mostly allergic to trade activity, we’re pulling for teams to get frolicsome between now and a draft. Come on, guys!
2016 NFL DRAFT
Muhammad Wilkerson to a Raiders for a 2016 second-round collect and nose tackle Justin Ellis
As referenced on Thursday’s podcast, a Raiders and Jets make healthy trade partners for authorization actor Muhammad Wilkerson. Lacking a salary-cap space to accommodate Wilkerson’s long-term cost tag, ubiquitous manager Mike Maccagnan is reportedly shopping a Pro Bowl defensive end. Even after a Mar spending debauch that netted Kelechi Osemele, Bruce Irvin and Sean Smith, Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie still has copiousness top room left over.
With a Broncos still seeking a viable starting quarterback, a time is now for a up-and-coming Raiders to strike with an impact merger who could assistance pitch a change of energy in a AFC West. — Chris Wesseling
Mike Glennon to a Jets for a mid-rounder in ’16
Mired in a deadlock with Ryan Fitzpatrick, it’s time for a Jets to cruise other options underneath center. Reports have New York sniffing around Josh McCown and Brian Hoyer, though a many earnest choice resides in Tampa Bay. No matter what a Bucs say, Mike Glennon can be had for a reasonable breeze collect — a fourth-rounder should do a pretence — giving Gang Green a 26-year-old passer with 18 starts underneath his belt. His fasten isn’t perfect, though a tall-as-a-tree Glennon — he’s 6-foot-7 — offers a cannon arm and copiousness to work with for descent coordinator Chan Gailey.
Jets fans competence be married to a thought of Fitzpatrick and his extensive brave returning to Gotham, though because not get a younger quarterback with some-more long-term upside? — Marc Sessler
Ryan Mathews to Miami after Eagles breeze Ezekiel Elliott
When a Eagles and Dolphins were deliberating their earlier offseason swap, it would make clarity if Miami’s Mike Tannenbaum had inquired about Ryan Mathews. The using behind would fit easily subsequent to Jay Ajayi in South Beach. At a time, Eagles executive Howie Roseman was some-more meddlesome in unloading DeMarco Murray. After saddling a Titans with that contract, Howie let it be famous he designed to hang onto Mathews. Ol’ Mastermind Roseman, however, was only delayed personification his hand. All along he desired Ezekiel Elliott, a adorned using behind out of Ohio State. After Chip Kelly traded divided LeSean McCoy, Elliot will refill a blank backfield pizzazz.
When Elliot falls to a Eagles during No. 8 — talent relocating adult by Howie — Roseman will be giveaway to put Mathews behind on a trade block. After a initial turn ends on Thursday, Apr 28, Roseman will immediately call Tannenbaum and a dual will crush out a late-night understanding to send Mathews to Miami for a redeeming third- or fourth-round pick. Philadelphia will chuck Roseman a mid-May parade. — Kevin Patra
Colin Kaepernick to a Broncos for a No. 94 collect in ’16
The loathing is genuine in San Francisco. A neglected Colin Kaepernick has asked for a trade, with no designs on personification for a 49ers again. Now that a Browns and Jets are out of a picture, John Elway knows he’s behest opposite himself. NFL Media columnist Michael Silver has reported a Broncos value Kaepernick during a fourth-round level, while a 49ers expected wish a second-round pick.
Why not accommodate in a center and save us all from examination Mark Sanchez in a 2016 NFL Kickoff game? Elway recently netted saving breeze picks during a finish of a third and fourth rounds, permitting him a oppulance of traffic his possess third-round pick. — Chris Wesseling
Pierre Garcon to a Falcons for a fifth-rounder in ’17
After signing Anquan Boldin, Washington ubiquitous manager Scot McCloughan will try to fist a compensate cut from Pierre Garcon, or a slightest get an prolongation finished for a 2017 giveaway representative to reduce his top strike this season. Garcon’s stay will have nothing of it, notwithstanding a wideout being minimized in Jay Gruden’s offense — they know what receivers were creation on a open marketplace this year. The Redskins wish to see some-more of intriguing second-year wideout Jamison Crowder, definition Garcon will be serve marginalized.
Knowing a success Garcon had in Kyle Shanahan’s offense in 2013 — a best deteriorate of a receiver’s career — McCloughan calls a Falcons and sends Garcon to Atlanta for a fifth-round collect in 2017 (never too early to start stockpiling for subsequent year). Yes, a Falcons gave a lot of income to Mohamed Sanu, though they can still use assistance alongside Julio Jones. Acquiring Garcon (which they didn’t know was an choice before to signing Sanu) will change Sanu behind to a third-option role, where he is improved suited. This contingent would give Matt Ryan an bomb array of receivers and concede a Falcons to concentration their 2016 breeze on defense. — Kevin Patra
Jamaal Charles to a Colts for a second-rounder in ’17
Jamaal Charles is a special actor and widely dear in Kansas City. From another angle, a Pro Bowl curtain turns 30 in Dec with dual vital knee surgeries underneath his belt. The Colts, meanwhile, can’t means to perspective Frank Gore — shortly to be 33 — as a answer streamer into subsequent season.
With a healthy Andrew Luck returning, a Super Bowl window stays open in Indy. Charles would give a Colts a legitimate participation on a belligerent during an affordable $5.75 million for 2016. Kansas City won’t partial with their star behind for cheap, though a Chiefs thrived with Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware carrying a bucket final season. After signing both to relating agreement extensions on Thursday, removing value for Charles — a second-rounder in 2017 — would give Kansas City loyal glow energy streamer into subsequent year’s draft. — Marc Sessler