NFL players who could be dealt at the trade deadline

The 2023 NFL Trade Deadline is October 31, and more names are rumored to be in play as trade chips. These 25 players could be shipped via trade before the deadline.

 

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Adams has voiced his displeasure with the Raiders plan in the past, and the elite wideout should draw plenty of interest if the struggling team makes him available. He had over 1,500 yards receiving and a league-high 14 receiving touchdowns last year, and Adams continues to produce early this year.

 

Budda Baker, S, Cardinals

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Baker requested a trade in the preseason before getting a raise, but his future in Arizona remains in doubt. He’s missed the early part of this season with a hamstring injury but would be a welcome addition for any contender.

 

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants

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Barkley’s contract saga has yet to be resolved, and his early-season ankle injury likely adds fuel to the fire. The Giants are quickly falling out of contention and could get a big return for their star running back if he’s moved.

 

Derek Barnett, DE, Eagles

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With Philly’s wealth of defensive line depth, Barnett has struggled to find snaps this season after missing most of last year due to injury. The former first-round pick would likely be a pass-rushing specialist wherever he goes but could be happier with more playing time.

 

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Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals

Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals

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Cincinnati’s season isn’t going as hoped in large part due to Joe Burrow’s calf injury. If the team waves the white flag, Boyd could become available as a pending free agent. Despite losing steam since the additions of Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase, Boyd has continued to be productive in recent seasons.

 

Brian Burns, DE, Panthers

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The Panthers refused to trade Burns at the trade deadline last year, but might have more willingness under a new coaching staff. The two-time Pro Bowler is off to another strong start this season but is a free agent after this season.

 

Parris Campbell, WR, Giants

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Campbell cashed in after a breakout season with the Colts, but has yet to find his footing in New York. As the Giants continue their downfall, Campbell is an obvious trade candidate on a one-year deal.

 

Frank Clark, DE, Broncos

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After four years in Kansas City, Clark signed with the rival Broncos in the offseason. He’s barely played this season while nursing injury, and the team has already opted to go younger on defense by trading Randy Gregory. Clark could be close behind, and offers plenty of playoff experience.

 

Marcus Davenport, DE, Vikings

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Davenport has played sparingly this season due to injury after signing with Minnesota in the offseason. His return to health could be too little, too late for the struggling Vikings, who could ship out their veteran pass rusher after signing him to a one-year deal in the offseason.

 

Zach Ertz, TE, Cardinals

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Ertz is on the backend of his career and is no stranger to getting traded during the season, which also occurred in 2021. He’s contributed little to the Cardinals vanilla offense so far and could net a draft pick for the rebuilding Cardinals.

 

D'Onta Foreman, RB, Bears

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Foreman was a revelation for the Panthers last season following the Christian McCaffrey trade, but has barely been utilized by Chicago since signing in the offseason. The struggling Bears seem likely to move the veteran back if there is any interest.

 

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Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Raiders

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Raiders

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The Raiders have been impressed with fourth-round pick Aidan O’Connell, and have reason to push the future forward if the team continues to struggle. Garoppolo has already struggled with injuries and interceptions early this season, but perhaps a team like the Jets would be willing to take a flier.

 

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Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals

Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals

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It will be tough for the Bengals to afford re-signing Higgins after signing Joe Burrow to an extension in the offseason. As Cincinnati continues to struggle, they could make the productive wideout available.

 

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Jordan Hicks, ILB, Vikings

Jordan Hicks, ILB, Vikings

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Hicks continues to add veteran leadership and stability to Minnesota’s defense, but it’s likely the Vikings will try to get younger on defense as they continue to struggle. The 31-year-old could be an attractive addition for contenders.

 

Justin Houston, OLB, Panthers

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Houston continues his career with Carolina, but it doesn’t appear he has much of a shot at making the playoffs with his new team. The former NFL sack leader has shown he has something left as a situation pass rusher, and has significant playoff experience.

 

Danielle Hunter, DE, Vikings

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Hunter remains the face of the Vikings defense as a top pass rusher, but he’s also in the final year of his contract. It remains to be seen if the Vikings would spend significantly on Hunter entering his age 30 season, so a trade could be on the table.

 

Adoree' Jackson, CB, Giants

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Jackson has shown versatility but somewhat shaky play in the Giants secondary. New York could opt for new blood in the secondary following this season, so the oft-injured Jackson is a trade candidate.

 

Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders

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Jacobs isn’t signed beyond 2023 as he seeks a long-term deal. His 2023 season isn’t going nearly as well as his All-Pro showing last year, and the Raiders could move him if they fall further out of contention.

 

Josey Jewell, ILB, Broncos

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After recording a career-high 128 tackles last year, Jewell has struggled in the new Denver defense. The linebacker is a pending free agent and trade candidate for the poor defense.

 

Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Bears

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Ngakoue signed late in the offseason with Chicago, and might be regretting that decision with how poorly the team has played. He remains a productive situational pass rusher and trade candidate on a one-year deal.

 

Rashaad Penny, RB, Eagles

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The oft-injured Penny appears fourth in the Eagles running back depth chart, seeing very few snaps early this season. He had over six yards per carry in the previous two seasons in Seattle, and could be an option for a desperate team down the stretch.

 

Justin Simmons, S, Broncos

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One of the faces of Denver’s defense, Simmons has struggled to stay on the field recently and has only one year remaining on his career. Now in his early 30s, Simmons could be a trade candidate just like Von Miller and Bradley Chubb over the last two years in Denver.

 

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Patriots

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Smith-Schuster got paid by the Patriots in the offseason, but has seen a very limited role in the offense so far. There have been rumblings about the health of his knee, but in any case, the Patriots could look to cut their losses if the former Steeler and Chief continues to struggle.

 

Levi Wallace, CB, Steelers

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Wallace has struggled to stay on the field since he joined the Steelers last season. The addition of Joey Porter Jr. is a threat to his playing time, and Pittsburgh’s season is quickly turning south. Wallace is a clear trade candidate as a pending free agent.

 

Leonard Williams, DE, Giants

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Williams’ play with the Giants has been inconsistent since he was acquired in 2019, particularly since the start of last season. New York has a chance to move on following this season, but might be able to get something in return via trade before then.



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