The moves came fast and furious before the NFL deadline of 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday.
Bradley Chubb, Jeff Wilson and Calvin Ridley were among the names that were dealt with within the two-hour break.
Earlier, two deals were concluded in quick succession that included notable names on the offensive side of the ball. The Pittsburgh Steelers sent wide receiver Chase Claypool to the Chicago Bears, while the Detroit Lions tackled tight end TJ Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings in an inside trade.
Prior to Tuesday, several high-profile players had been traded. Christian McCaffrey has moved west and is already making noise in San Francisco, Jets have tapped James Robinson to help fill the void in the comeback, Kansas City has added another Kadarius playmaker Tony and the Eagles all in their pursuit of the Super Bowl after trading for reckless veteran Robert Quinn pass . These four players are highlighting deals ahead of this year’s trade deadline.
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Just before the deadline, the Falcons secured cornerstone Rashad Fenton in a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs for a conditional selection for the seventh round, Per multiple reports. Fenton must provide the Hawks with much-needed defense assistance. The Hawks have the worst passing defense in the NFL.
Fenton has 123 tackles, 20 passing deflections and interceptions in 47 career games. It was originally drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Buffalo traded for Dan Marlowe in a deal he announced minutes before Tuesday’s deadline. The Bills gave the Hawks a seventh round in 2023 for safety, Buffalo announced. The safety veteran played at Buffalo from 2018-2020.
Marlowe adds depth to the High School Bills. He has 116 tackles and two interceptions in 55 matches.
Just before the deadline, ESPN reported That Colts running back Nyheim Hines is on the move. He’ll head from one of the NFL’s most dysfunctional crimes in Indianapolis to the juggernaut that is the Buffalo Bills. There, it will serve as a supplement to Devine Singletary. Zack Moss is moving from Buffalo to Indianapolis on the trade, plus a conditional sixth-round pick in 2023, according to the NFL Network.
To fill the void left by Chubb, the Broncos made a deal with the New York Jets that wouldn’t get as much attention.
Denver will get Jacob Martin, the fifth-year player who was in his first season with the Jets, according to the NFL Network. Martin began his career in Seattle before spending the last three seasons with the Houston Texans. NFL Network reported that Denver fielded a fourth-round pick in the 2024 draft versus Martin’s fifth-round pick, also in 2024. Martin has eight tackles and 1.5 sacks this season.
To avoid the pass rush with possession by Bradley Chubb, the Dolphins broke away from running back Chase Edmonds. The hole he left in their back domain didn’t last long.
Miami added Jeff Wilson of the San Francisco 49ers, According to ESPN. The Niners acquired Christian McCaffrey on October 20 and received a fifth-round pick from Miami versus Wilson.
Calvin Ridley exchanges hawks with Jaguar
The Hawks have exchanged Ridley to Jacksonville for compensation, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person asked not to be named because the deal was not announced. Ridley is suspended for at least the 2022 season to bet on games in 2021. The 2018 first round pick has the potential to be Jaguar’s number one receiver when he returns to play.
Ridley has produced 248 catches, 3,342 yards and 28 touchdowns since entering the league. He had 90 catches and 1,374 yards in 2020.
Jaguars haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2019.
Bradley Chubb was the subject of trade rumors, and the Broncos decided to ship their besties hours before the 4pm ET deadline. The teams announced that Dolphin sent a package that includes a 2023 first-round pick and 2024 fourth to Denver for the CHEP and 2025 fifth-round pick.
The Dolphins rank near the bottom of the NFL in sacks, but Chubb’s possession boosts the team’s fast-passing attack. Chubb has 5.5 bags this year. Dolphins don’t have a player who has more than three sacks in a year.
Chubb has had 170 tackles, 26 sacks, and 58 QB hits in 49 career games.
Jackson was looking for a fresh start, and he would get it in Pittsburgh. The Steelers made a deal with the captains to get the corner back, Based on the reports.
Jackson signed a three-year deal with the Leaders as a free agent in 2021, but things didn’t work out in Washington. Tuesday’s deal will bring Jackson back to North Asia. He played his first four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The veteran corner kick has had 205 tackles and five interceptions in 75 career games. He will likely be included in the Steelers squad.
Chase Claypool’s name started appearing in rumor circles before week eight. The wide receiver for the third year has had a strong rookie season (11 total touches, 62 receptions) but hasn’t been able to find the end zone much in the past two seasons (two runs in 2021 and one in 2022).
The Steelers attack, led by rising midfielder Kenny Pickett, continues to show Claypool’s love, with 30 goals over the past four games. However, with rookie recipient George Pickens and Deontay Johnson in the position, the Steelers were comfortable signing him to Chicago for the second round of 2023, according to reports.
The Bears don’t have a true #1 wide receiver, and year two quarterback Justin Fields has shown promise in recent games. Claypool would be a target he hadn’t yet had in the NFL.
The Minnesota Vikings may have had the second most offensive piece (behind McCaffrey to the 49ers) to move during the trade deadline. And it could cement their spot at the top of the NFC North during a downward year for the Packers.
The Vikings traded tight end TJ Hockenson of The Lions, in a unique trade between the NFC North teams, According to the NFL Network.
The Lions (1-6) appear to be deadline sellers, having secured a second-round pick in 2023 and a third-round pick in 2024 for Hockenson. Detroit also sent two fourth-round picks to Minnesota in the deal.
The move gives the Vikings another offensive weapon for quarterback Kirk Cousins behind star receiver Justin Jefferson and back linebacker Dalvin Cook and quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Washington leaders have been actively shopping for William Jackson III, but they are said to have a backup plan.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler,, Washington is expected to release Jackson if she is unable to trade the back corner for the sixth year. A back injury has sidelined Jackson in four games and 16 encounters this season. He signed a three-year, $40.5 million contract with the Leaders in 2021, and his release will result in $9 million in dead money on the cover for next season.
The Los Angeles Rams don’t have a first-round pick next season, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to trade in the future. According to Sports Illustratedthe Rams offered multiple choices in the first round to Carolina Panthers engineer Brian Burns.
Panthers 2-6 and they are clearly rebuilding. Burns has had five sacks this season, after two consecutive nine sack campaigns. The Florida State producer was the team’s first-round pick (nineteenth overall) in the 2019 Draft – Chris Bombaka
Last year, the Denver Broncos transferred von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams a day before the deadline, a deal that affected the Super Bowl three months later. Could Denver be a catalyst for another landscape-changing deal in 2022?
The player to move this year will be Bradley Chubb. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Tuesday morning on “Get Up” that Chubb will be the next defensive star to sign a lucrative contract. Schefter said if the Broncos don’t want to commit big money, they can try to get more draft picks. – Chris Bombaka
late on monday, ESPN reported Indianapolis Colts Backup That Goes Back Nyheim Hines got the teams’ attention. Pro Football Focus has been added That two “big teams” have shown intrigue to the backs who can also return kicks and kicks.
Behind Jonathan Taylor on the Indianapolis depth chart, Hines mostly serves as a third down linebacker who can provide a presence in the passing game. – Chris Bombaka
Deadline NFL trade has been more active in recent years
Until 2012, the deadline for trading was after the sixth week. The league and players’ union agreed to move it until Tuesday after week eight a decade ago, and the decision has led to more activity and interest around the deadline.
Since 2017, there have been at least two deals on deadline day. Last week, five deals were closed – the same number of deals that were done within a week of last year’s deadline. – Chris Bombaka
Smith loves football and is one of the best strikers in the NFL. His 83 tackles are the highest for a week nine entry in the NFL. Smith would immediately slip as a starting starting line-up alongside Patrick Quinn, creating one of the best and sporting in-house full-backs duos in the league. – Tyler Dragon
Christian McCaffrey is already paying dividends in San Francisco
In his second game with 49 players, McCaffrey became only the fourth player since the 1970 merger to drop touchdown, fast touchdown, and touchdown receiver in one game. The 49ers defeated the Rams, 31-14, in Week 8. The 49ers had a versatile back race on October 20. – Tyler Dragon
Kadarius Toney provides the Chiefs with another offensive threat
Tony didn’t live up to expectations in New York largely because he couldn’t stay healthy. A change of scenery may be exactly what the 2021 first-round pick needs. It will be interesting to see how Andy Reed uses Tony’s skill set. Tony has the ability to run. There is talk that it will contribute as a return immediately. – Tyler Dragon
Robert Quinn gives veteran Philly experience off the edge
Quinn had two presses and hit the QB in 20 shots on his Philadelphia debut. The Eagles traded last week for a veteran pass. – Tyler Dragon