UPDATE: Redskins inquired about Raiders WR Amari Cooper
WR-needy Cowboys doing their due diligence on Raiders’ WR Amari Cooper:https://t.co/pE2wmrzCXu— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2018
The Cowboys are not alone; the Raiders have heard inquiries on Cooper from, among others, the Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts, according to a league source.
The deadline to consummate a trade ends on Tuesday, October 30th at 4pm. Trades in the NFL are not very common mid-season, but they can and do happen. Last year, there were five trades before the deadline, with the biggest name being Jimmy Garoppolo, who went from the Patriots to 49ers.
Will the Redskins be in the market for a new player via trade?
Some names being floated around that may be able to help the Redskins are listed below:
Amari Cooper (24) 6’1” 210: The Redskins need help at wide receiver. Cooper has the ability to stretch the field vertically, and is excellent with the ball in his hands in the open field. He posted back-to-back 1000 yard receiving seasons in his first two years in the league.
Karl Joseph (25) 5’ 10” 205: The Raiders are cleaning house, and safety Karl Joseph, a former 2016 first round pick could be on the block. He has the ability to play free or strong safety, and can also add help in the slot on flexed tight ends.
Deone Bucannon (26) 6’1” 215: The Cardinals are a hot mess; especially after their most recent beat-down at home by the Broncos on Thursday night. Bucannon is a hybrid safety/linebacker who can play all three downs. He’s made over 80 tackles in each of his first four seasons in the NFL. Remember when the Redskins drafted Su’a Cravens? This is the player they hoped he’d become.
Dante Fowler Jr. (24) 6’3” 255: Fowler, a former first round draft pick, is entering his fourth season, and the Jaguars did not pick up his fifth year option. He’ll be a free agent in the spring, but he has the ability to help a team out now, and be a fixture for the future. He’d fit nicely in a 3-4 base as an OLB.
Mohamed Sanu (29) 6’2” 210: The former Rutgers star is no stranger to Jay Gruden’s offense having played for him in Cincinnati for two seasons. He can line up outside or in the slot and he’s a physical presence wherever he’s playing.
Kelvin Benjamin (27) 6’5” 240: Benjamin is in the final year of his contract, and he’s not really lighting it up in Buffalo. With the recent injury to Josh Allen, the Bills may become sellers, and Benjamin would be the perfect trade bait. He has two seasons where he put up over 940 receiving yards.
Devontae Booker (26) 5’11” 219: The third year running back is stuck behind two promising rookies in Denver. He’s an excellent receiver out of the backfield, and has the size to run between the tackles. With Chris Thompson being constantly dinged up, and no proven third down option behind him, Booker could come in and make an immediate impact. He likely wouldn’t cost much either.
Ameer Abdullah (25) 5’9” 203: Abdullah has fallen out of grace in Detroit, especially since Kerryon Johnson has emerged as a dynamic threat in both the running and passing game. He’s still a dynamic play-maker in space, and a very good receiver out of the backfield.
Projected 2019 draft picks (10):
3 (projected comp pick - Cousins)
5 (projected comp pick - Long)
6 (projected comp pick - Grant)
6 (projected comp pick - Pryor)
*it’s likely the Redskins will have 4 picks in the top 100 for 2019
There is also the possibility the Redskins will become sellers at the trade deadline. I few possible candidates are listed below:
Preston Smith - Smith is playing on the final year of his rookie deal, and has not exactly hit the ball out of the park to this point in the young season.
Josh Doctson - The former first round pick has just eight receptions and 68 receiving yards in four games played in 2018.
Samaje Perine - The former Sooner is a big, powerful running back with decent speed and above average hands. He’s been in the dog house for some ball security issues.
Ryan Kerrigan - Just throwing this one out there. Crazier things have happened...
Should the Redskins become buyers, sellers or just sit tight at the trade deadline? If you think they should be active, who would you like to see them trade, or trade for?
Don’t forget, last year’s Super Bowl champs made a trade deadline deal that helped their team down the stretch...
Who would you like to see the Redskins trade for if the price is right?
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Dante Fowler Jr.
If the Redskins were to trade one of their own, who should it be?
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