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NFL trade deadline live updates: Latest rumors, news, predictions

NFL trade deadline live updates: Latest rumors, news, predictions

The NFL trade deadline is fast approaching, and a number of contenders should be in the market to make trade that could alter the course of their season.

We already have seen the Jaguars trade star cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Rams, the 49ers acquire wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders from the Broncos and the Patriots pick up Mohamed Sanu from the Falcons. 

The Oct. 29 trade deadline (1 p.m. PT) is fast approaching, so you'll want to be up to date on all the latest moves as soon as they happen.

Will the 49ers make another move to solidify themselves as the best in the NFC? What will Jon Gruden's Raiders choose to do after their heartbreaking Week 8 loss dropped them to 3-4 on the season? Buy? Sell? With Gruden, anything and everything is on the table.

You can follow all of the NFL trade deadline rumors, news and talk below:

Tuesday 

1:01 p.m.: The trade deadline has come and gone and ... nothing else appears to have happened.

11:51 a.m.: While Jamal Adams' name has continued to pop up, it sounds like his teammate Le'Veon Bell will be staying put.

11:48 a.m.: The Jets and Cowboys are engaged in talks on Jamal Adams, but a deal isn't imminent.

10:45 a.m.: The Rams keep reshuffling their roster. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported they have traded cornerback Aqib Talib to the Dolphins. 

10:43 a.m.: The Jets could move star safety Jamal Adams, and NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported the Cowboys have checked in on his availability.

10:29 a.m.: The Bengals have benched QB Andy Dalton for rookie Ryan Finley. Could the veteran be on the move? 

8:43 a.m.: Could Le'Veon Bell be on the trade block? The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reported Tuesday morning that the Jets are trying to move the star running back. 


Monday

4:52 p.m.: Another player from Washington on the market? Cornerback Josh Norman could be on the move, NFL Media's Tom Pelissero reported.

1:07 p.m.: The Browns and Eagles have made a minor trade, with Cleveland sending linebacker Genard Avery to Philadelphia.

12:02 p.m.: Is Washington finally ready to move Trent Williams?

11:15 a.m.: Could O.J. Howard be on the move?

9:26 a.m.: The Giants reportedly are beefing up their pass rush. For what? Unclear.

6:55 a.m.:  The Cardinals reportedly are bulking up their backfield after they lost Chase Edmonds on Sunday.

4:29 a.m.: What's the latest on Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson and Broncos cornerback Chris Harris?

Joe Staley shows off impressive weight loss since 49ers retirement

Joe Staley shows off impressive weight loss since 49ers retirement

Joe Staley's work ethic never was in question during his decade-plus career as the 49ers' starting left tackle, and it appears that determination has continued into retirement.

Staley told ESPN's Emily Caplan in early July that he already has lost 50 pounds since retiring from the NFL in April, and a picture shared on Twitter by Sports Illustrated's Grant Cohn definitely shows the former offensive lineman's body transformation.

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"As an offensive lineman, you're always known as this big, humongous, unathletic blob," Staley said to ESPN. "Offensive linemen get casted in a movie, and they're always 500 pounds. Then you get the opportunity to be healthy again, and all of the effort you used to put into football, you put into that. It gives you a focus once you retire. It's a little bit vain, but I'm starting to see abs that I've always wanted. And it's kind of exciting."

Offensive lineman often must eat an incredible amount of food to maintain the 300-pound frames typically seen across NFL rosters.

Staley seems to be enjoying his retirement.

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49ers' Trent Williams expects Jerick McKinnon 'breakout' 2020 season

49ers' Trent Williams expects Jerick McKinnon 'breakout' 2020 season

Trent Willams has seen more of what Jerick McKinnon can do on the football field than just about anyone over the last two years.

And when the 49ers’ new left tackle was asked which teammate he was most eager to watch on the field, McKinnon was at the top of the list.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Jet,” Williams told the Bay Area media on a video call. “After two years, the way he’s looked in the offseason, I just can’t fathom him not being a breakout player.”

The 49ers were expecting so much from McKinnon after they signed him on the first day of free agency in 2018, coach Kyle Shanahan had planned to unveil an offense in the regular season that would focus heavily on the running back’s ability as a route-runner and pass-catcher.

But McKinnon sustained a torn ACL one week before the regular-season opener. When the graft from that surgery did not fill in properly, McKinnon lost a second consecutive season. McKinnon accepted a greatly reduced salary this year to remain with the 49ers.

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Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowl player, saw plenty of McKinnon’s skills during the offseason as he, McKinnon and Deebo Samuel were among those who worked out with star running back Adrian Peterson.

Samuel described those training sessions as the “one of the hardest workouts I’ve been doing since I’ve been playing football.”

McKinnon has been cleared to take part in 49ers practices, which begin Aug. 15. The 49ers’ first padded practice is scheduled for Aug. 17.

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McKinnon figures to be a big part of the 49ers’ offense as a third-down back. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo recently said he is looking forward to seeing McKinnon take what he’s showing in workouts onto the field during the regular season.

“Even just throwing routes on air this offseason, he runs them differently than most running backs and he has a feel that's like a receiver, but he feels space like a quarterback,” Garoppolo said. “It's very unique and I'm excited to get him back, man. It's been a while.”

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Williams ticked off other areas of the 49ers that have him excited, too. He spoke about tight end George Kittle and every level of the defense, including the “freakish” defensive line.

“I just want to get this team to a game,” said Williams, whom the 49ers acquired in an April trade with Washington. “It feels like college again, when we had three of the top four picks in the draft. I haven’t had this feeling since then.”

In 2013, Williams was one of three Oklahoma players to be chosen in the top four of the NFL draft. He went No. 4 to Washington, following quarterback Sam Bradford (No. 1 to the St. Louis Rams) and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (No. 3 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers).