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2022 NFL trade deadline: One deal that each team should make; 32 scenarios for buyers and sellers

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The 2022 NFL trade deadline is fast approaching November 1st. Some teams are already right in the “buyers” camp. Others, like the Panthers, are already confirmed sellers. But all 32 teams could use some tweaking.

With that in mind, here are 32 different swap possibilities – one potential addition or subtraction for each team:

Arizona Cardinals

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Sell: WR AJ Green

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The former pro bowler wouldn’t get more than a late-round pick on his last legs, but he doesn’t play a tangible role in the receiving corps that sees DeAndre Hopkins back in action, even with Marquise Brown. Arizona needs to part ways with aging newcomers, not pursue them.

Atlanta Falcons

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Buy: Raiders DE Clein Ferrell

The former first-rounder’s price tag should be low thanks to a disappointing run in Vegas, and the Falcons, reticently competitive in the NFC south, are still badly lacking in a pass rush. Perhaps a change of scenery will allow the Clemson product to make a modest deal and stay in Atlanta beyond 2022.

Baltimore Ravens

Buy: Panthers WR DJ Moore

The Carolinas shouldn’t — and most likely won’t — change their #1 goal, but that doesn’t mean the Ravens shouldn’t try their best. Aside from Moore’s local connections coming from Maryland, he would have instantly given Lamar Jackson the best all-around wide receiver of his MVP QB career, helping to propel the erratic aerial attack that a true alpha lacks.

Buffalo Bills

Buy: RB commanders Antonio Gibson

They couldn’t get Christian McCaffrey, but Gibson would have been a solid consolation prize as a double threat with the starting stuff. Still playing second fiddle to Brian Robinson Jr in Washington, he should be available as an addition to the Devin Singletary. As a bonus, he is signed until 2023.

Carolina Panthers

Sell: LB Shaq Thompson

They have to hold on to their young building blocks including DJ Moore and Brian Burns, but the defense has enough of them (see: Derrick Brown, Jaycee Horn, etc.) to justify buying Thompson before the former first-rounder gets a whopping $24. million in 2023, the final year of its renewal.

Chicago Bears

Sell: L. B. Roquan Smith

Now that they’ve done what they should have done a few months ago with a deal with Robert Quinn, it’s time to auction his Top 7 teammate, who was visibly saddened by Quinn’s exit on Wednesday. Yes, Smith is the heart of their D’s, but he’s heading into 2023 as a free agent and likely ready for greener pastures, and he’s sure to put in an even bigger catch for Chicago’s recovery.

Cincinnati Bengals

Buy: DT Commanders Daron Payne

Joe Barrow is gaining momentum, but their defense may need reinforcements up front, where DJ Reader is suspended indefinitely and a battered Trey Hendrickson needs help on the brink. Adding Payne won’t be cheap in terms of compensation or an inevitable extension, and they already have a lot of money tied to his spot, but you can never be deep enough in the trenches.

Cleveland Browns

Sell: RB Karim Hunt

He’s back in Elite #2, but it’s Nick Chubb’s show, making Hunt the virtual favorite to walk away via free agency in 2023. With D’Ernest Johnson still serving as a capable addition, they should get a head start in adding picks as they head into a non-playoff season in their first year with Deshawn Watson.

Dallas Cowboys

Buy: Panthers DT Matt Ioannidis

Team America would be interested in making a bigger splash, but what about a ready element of depth for a defensive front that may need inside help for a likely playoff berth? Ioannidis has a contract year in Carolina after six full years in Washington. You could do a lot worse in terms of renting with experience.

Denver Broncos

Sell: RB Melvin Gordon

Even after his official return to the starting XI, he remains a pariah in Nathaniel Hackett’s indifferent offense. More importantly, he is a 29-year-old runner approaching free will. In other words, Denver should be happy to take whatever they can for the vet in preparation for potentially massive post-season changes.

Detroit Lions

Sell: RB Jamaal Williams

The former Packers veteran brings a bit of spice to the backfield and gets more work done with an injured D’Andre Swift, but he’s in the last year of his contract with a team that’s at least another year away from competing. There is little reason not to buy it; it would make an excellent secondary item for an opponent.

Green Bay Packers

Buy: Texans WR Brandin Cooks

For the second year in a row, we consider Cooks to be an ideal target for Green Bay, but this time he is even more needed as Aaron Rodgers desperately needs any proven catcher, let alone one who can break down the field. Jerry Judy would be a more intriguing long-term game if the Broncos were entertained with offers, but Cooks is a quick learner and can instantly add speed to the Packers’ falling offense.

Houston Texans

Sell: LB You Grugier Hill

Lovie Smith’s team has been relatively competitive in nasty games, but the defense is mostly a sieve and Grugier-Hill can offer some value to a team hungry for starting experience in position. He is athletic but does not justify their long-term investment and will be a free agent in a year.

Indianapolis Colts

Sell: DE Yannick Ngakue

We’re tempted to name Matt Ryan, whose battered body has now been sent to the bench indefinitely. But given that they could accidentally end up in the playoffs, who’s to say he won’t come back unexpectedly at the end of the year? Ngakue, meanwhile, is no stranger to deals, he has a year on his contract; and they could use all available mediators for their next QB transformation.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Sell: WR Marvin Jones Jr.

Investing in the continued development of Trevor Lawrence is paramount, and Jones is a respected member of their replenished WR corps, but he is their No. 4 target midway through the last year of his contract, with Christian Kirk and Zay Jones tied to longer-term roles. Doug Pederson can afford to auction it off and feed Travis Etienne even more.

Kansas City Chiefs

Buy: Saints DE Cameron Jordan

Eternal Saint, the perennial pro bowler wouldn’t be available without a huge push, but with New Orleans in dire need of both cash and spades, it would be worth the effort for the Chiefs to give Chris Jones another ruthless teammate. for their bid for the title. While expensive, the Jordan will eventually become a Von Miller-style addition.

Las Vegas Raiders

Sell: With Jonathan Abram

No one is going to pay big bucks for boxing security approaching free agency, but 26-year-old Abram has been out of their long-term plans for a while, and perhaps the challenger could find a more hybrid form of use for him. tough role.

Los Angeles Chargers

Buy: Seahawks CB Sidney Jones

Starter JC Jackson, who makes big money, is out of action for a year, threatening the depth of the corner of an already unreliable defense. Michael Davis may be an experienced substitute against Asante Samuel Jr., but Jones, who lost the snaps in Seattle, will at least give them extra insurance as they struggle to stay in the AFC West race.

Los Angeles Rams

Buy: Patriots OT Isaiah Wynn

Inactive for New England on Monday, Wynn has struggled since switching to right tackle, but he has the flexibility to play in multiple places and Matthew Stafford is in dire need of some extra defense up front. With Van Jefferson on the mend and Odell Beckham Jr. could still show up later in the year, the O-line is a priority. The Pats should be ready to deal with Wynn in his contract year.

Miami Dolphins

Buy: Lyons S DeShawn Elliott

Safety Brandon Jones is headed to injured reserve and corner Byron Jones is sidelined, so now is the time for Miami to bolster rear depth, especially if the Dolphins are determined to stay in the AFC East race. Elliot was a solid player in Detroit after four years in Baltimore and the Lions should be motivated to sell.

Minnesota Vikings

Buy: Jets CB Bryce Hall

A brighter offensive move (tight end?) could have helped Kevin O’Connell’s team reach the next level, but Hall, who has fallen in the depth table due to the Jets’ rising defense thanks in large part to “Sauce” Gardner, would fill a more pressing need. . The Vikings may need help on the corner, especially in the slot, and he could be a potential long-term bet for Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.

New England Patriots

Sell: WR Kendrick Bourne

Inactive on Monday and regularly on the edge of WR’s deep hull led by Jacobi Meyers and DeVante Parker, Bourne’s versatility should appeal to a contender desperate for help catching passes. He’s also on a reasonable contract. New England won’t give up this year, but with Nelson Agolor and Tyquan Thornton also in town, Bourne is expendable.

New Orleans Saints

Sell: WR Jarvis Landry

Honestly, they should be ready to accept offers from anyone. Landry, who is in his 30s with injuries, is unlikely to command anything, but his experience could draw the attention of playoff contenders. It is unlikely that New Orleans will count on him after 2022, when Chris Olav takes over this position.

New York Giants

Buy: Broncos WR Jerry Judy

Denver doesn’t necessarily have to be motivated to sell Judy just two years after picking him 15th overall, but New York should call itself now that Brian Daball has proven that even without a legitimate WR, he can direct Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. consistent situational success. Judy would instantly become their top pass catcher, and possibly for a long time.

New York…



Source: www.cbssports.com

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