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NFL trade rumors tracker: There is actually some news this deadline

The NFL trade deadline isn’t usually exciting but this year it is. The Kansas City Chiefs are not likely to be involved but we’ve already seen a few big names involved in trades this week.

We’ll use this space to track the trade deadline rumors throughout the day. The deadline is at 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) today. Check back for updates.

WR Jarvis Landry available

As you keep reading below I note that the Chiefs probably won’t make any moves because they don’t have much cap space but in the case of Landry it’s different. He has a cap hit of just over $1 million. This is the final year of his contract.

Will the Chiefs make a move?

Probably not. You know why? Cap space. They have about $3.5 million in cap space so it’s tough to make many moves with that limited cap space. The other part is that they’re already without a first round pick next year. We shall see though...

Dolphins trade RB Jay Ajayi to the Eagles

The Eagles were known to be looking for running back help and were even linked to Frank Gore rumors. This is a solid haul for Philly for a fourth round pick. They have the best team in the league right now.

More action if the deadline is moved back?

Interesting idea. I know some teams have pushed for this before. The biggest reason for more trades, I think, is the cap space. The cap is going up and more teams have more space and can do these trades.

Patriots trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo to 49ers

The Patriots actually got less for this Jimmy G. than they did Matt Cassel. They were both flipped for second round picks but the Chiefs also got Mike Vrabel. Garoppolo is in the final year of his deal so we’ll see what the 49ers decide to do after this year. Most had them going after Kirk Cousins.

Texans trade OT Duane Brown to Seattle

This feels like a Madden trade where it made all the sense in the world but it wouldn’t happen because it’s too obvious. Hey, it actually happened! I’m a little surprised the Texans traded him but they got a second and a fifth for him along with cornerback Jeremy Lane. The Seahawks desperately needed offensive line help and they’re clearly in win-now mode after trading for Sheldon Richardson recently too.

Bills trade DT Marcell Dareus to Jaguars

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