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Is It Time for the Redskins to Make a Trade?

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Gotta strike while the iron is hot.

NFL: New York Jets at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

For numerous reasons, the Redskins can be a potential trade partner now, or in the very near future, either as a giver or receiver (no pun intended) in a trade.

It was just announced today that the following players from teams around the NFL are being placed on IR, likely ending most of their seasons:

Seantrel Henderson - OT Titans

Delanie Walker - TE Titans

Greg Olsen - TE Panthers

Daryl Williams - OT Panthers

Jeremy Hill - RB Patriots

Keanu Neal - S Falcons


Redskins players who could be trade-bait:

Ty Nsekhe - If the Skins feel they can get by with rookie swing tackle Geron Christian, Nsekhe could be moved for the right price to a tackle-needy team.

Samaje Perine - Perine was inactive for Sunday’s game, and if the staff feels comfortable with Peterson, Thompson and Kelley, could they trade Perine and bring up Bibbs from the practice squad?

Vernon Davis - Father Time still has a lot left in the tank, and with the recent rash of tight ends getting injured, and a healthy Jordan Reed, Davis could be a potential trade target - especially seeing what the Chargers did by recently signing Antonio Gates.

D.J. Swearinger - The Redskins used a 2018 fourth round pick on Penn State stud safety Troy Apke. Could baptism by fire be in the works for the rookie if the team were to move Swearinger in a trade?


The Redskins may also be in the market for a wide receiver if both Cam Sims and Trey Quinn miss significant time due to their ankle injuries. It’s been reported that the team is not interested in current free agent Dez Bryant, but how many other instant contributors can be found on the open market?

...maybe Corey Coleman could be worth a sniff? He can’t be any worse than Doctson.

The most likely choice would be to bring back veteran Brian Quick, as I don’t believe any receiver from the practice squad is game-ready just yet, or trade for a veteran on a current NFL roster.

All just food for thought...