The 2018 NFL Trade Deadline is finally here and this season's edition could get crazier than in years past.
With a deluge of disgruntled and frustrated players seeking a fresh start, the days leading up to the deadline are sure to be interesting. Running backs and wide receivers headline the various lists of most desirable trade targets, meaning discussion and debate surrounding the trade deadline is sure to be entertaining.
The 2018 NFL Trade Deadline takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, the day after the culmination of Week 8 of the NFL regular season.
When is the 2018 NFL Trade Deadline? Which players are the biggest trade targets? Here is everything you need to know.
2018 NFL Trade Deadline: Date, Time, News, Rumors
When is the 2018 NFL Trade Deadline?
The 2018 NFL Trade Deadline takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 4:00 p.m. ET, a day after the Patriots vs. Bills game to end Week 8 on Monday Night Football.
What time do trades have to be submitted by?
All trades must be completed by 4:00 p.m. ET on Oct. 30. If a trade is not submitted by the cutoff time, the trade will be negated. In 2017, the Bengals reportedly agreed on a last-minute trade to send quarterback AJ McCarron to the Browns. The Browns tried to push the league to complete the late deal but was denied. The NFL will not approve of trades completed after the deadline.
What trades have already been made?
CB Eli Apple, Giants to Saints: The New York Giants are headed toward a major rebuild, dealing controversial former first-round pick Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints for a fourth-round pick in 2019 and a seventh-round pick in 2020.
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Packers to Redskins: The Redskins decided to bolster their secondary by trading for a former first-round pick. Green Bay received a 2019 fourth round pick in return.
WR Amari Cooper, Raiders to Cowboys: The Dallas Cowboys traded a 2019 first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for the talented but frustrated former Alabama star.
DE Dante Fowler, Jaguars to Rams: The Jaguars have been a disappointment this season and now they are shipping a former first-round pick to the Rams.
RB Carlos Hyde, Browns to Jaguars: In desperate need of backfield replacements, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded a fifth-round pick to the Cleveland for the Hyde, ending his tenure with the Browns after just six games.
DT Damon Harrison, Giants to Lions: A day after dealing Apple to New Orleans, the Giants made another move, sending the man they call "Snacks" to the Lions for a fifth-round pick in 2019.
RB Ty Montgomery, Packers to Ravens: With the Packers trailing the Rams 29-27 on Sunday, Montgomery fumbled the kickoff return with 1:56 to play. Now, he's a Raven.
WR Golden Tate, Lions to Eagles: Philadelphia has been seeking an additional offensive weapon, and Tate brings both versatility and reliability. The Eagles are sending send a third-round pick to the Lions in exchange for the nine-year veteran and fantasy football PPR machine.
WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos to Texans: Thomas, one of the most highly prized trade candidates, is headed to Houston to pair with DeAndre Hopkins as DeShaun Watkins primary targets. The Broncos will receive a 2019 fourth-round pick and the two teams will swap seventh-round picks as well. The trade should open up more opportunities for rookie Courtland Sutton.
Which players are rumored to being on the trade block?
RB Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bell is the biggest name on the trade block, having yet to report to the Steelers as part of an ongoing contract dispute. The Eagles have long been rumored to be seeking Bell's services, what with the litany of injuries taking place in Philadelphia backfield.
CB Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants: The New York fire sale is already raging, and with Jenkins age and cap hit make him a ripe trade candidate.
S Karl Joseph, Oakland Raiders: John Gruden has already shipped out two of the Raiders biggest stars in Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper. The Raiders have made it clear that they are not selling off any more players, but in a seller's market for secondary talent, it would not be surprising to see Oakland make another move.
RB Le'Sean McCoy: The Bills are a disaster, and McCoy is one of their only desirable assets. Granted, McCoy is currently injured, has long dealt with lingering issues, and is still dealing with off-the-field issues. But "Shady" is too good and too available for teams to pass up on.
WR Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins: The former Louisville star is reportedly not a huge fan of head coach Adam Gase, and the Dolphins quarterback carousel has not been kind to Parker. The Dolphins reportedly want a third-round pick for Parker, which might be a bit steep for a lot of teams.
CB Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals: Wide considered one of the best cornerbacks and return specialists in the league, Peterson has become frustrated with the Cardinals, asking for a trade ahead of Tuesday's deadline. Philadelphia would be a great landing spot, as the Eagles nearly drafted him in 2011. New Orleans is also a desirable destination for the three-time All-Pro. That being said, the Cardinals have made it clear that they are not trading Peterson. We have just a week left to see if Arizona is bluffing.
WR Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons: The emergence of Calvin Ridley and the decline of the Falcons' impressive offensive output makes Sanu a very desirable trade asset. A savvy veteran with big-play capability as a wide receiver, gadget QB and on special teams could have several teams dialing up Dan Quinn to make a trade. With Julio Jones contract dispute far from over, dealing Sanu to acquire picks might help the Falcons get a potential rebuild started.
Tyrod Taylor, Cleveland Browns: A concussion sent Taylor to the bench, and Baker Mayfield never gave the spot back to him. Considering some of the names being trotted out at starting quarterback already (Derek Anderson, Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler, Nathan Peterman), Taylor would be a nice upgrade for several teams already spinning its tires.
WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos: Denver's defense is no longer historically great, meaning it cannot mask its subpar offense. Case Keenum is not the type plug-and-play quarterback the Broncos were hoping for, and star wideouts Thomas and Sanders, both nearing the twilight of their careers, are looking for greener pastures. The Redskins have major wide receiver needs, and Jay Gruden recently said that a trade to acquire a wideout could be possible. That being said, Thomas has stated that he wants to stay in Denver and the Broncos haven't been very open about the possibilities of dealing him. UPDATE: Thomas was traded to the Texans on Tuesday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2019.
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