Happy NFL trade deadline day everybody! We’ve got our rumor tracker at the top of this page and the things you need to know down at the bottom.
Chiefs trade deadline rumor tracker
It’s 3:00 p.m. CT. — the the trade deadline.
It’s 3:00 p.m. Arrowhead Time, the trade deadline. As of this moment, the #Chiefs have stood pat.— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) October 30, 2018
S HaHa Clinton-Dix, who had been mentioned as potentially having interest from the Chiefs, is headed to Alex Smith’s Redskins.
Not exactly Chiefs news, but news perhaps for their biggest obstacle in winning a Super Bowl (according to Las Vegas for most of the year). Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler is headed to the Los Angeles Rams.
Comp update:!Rams are trading a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick to Jaguars for DE Dante Fowler, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2018
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says S HaHa Clinton-Dix is not likely on the network’s telecast.
Chiefs have no interest in Giants CB Janoris Jenkins, reports friend of the site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports.
ESPN Dan Graziano says Chiefs are looking into the Giants’ defensive backs.
Chiefs are a team to watch this afternoon, especially if you're imagining destinations for Giants DBs Jenkins/Collins. They have two 2nd-round picks. Though as one person pointed out to me, it's theirs and the Rams' - could the last two picks of the round!— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 30, 2018
Chiefs reportedly have interest in Giants CB Janoris Jenkins.
Team to watch today at NFL trade deadline approaches: The Chiefs. They have some interest in Giants CB Janoris Jenkins. He could put an already powerful team over the top.— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) October 30, 2018
Giants CB Janoris Jenkins is still here. He plans to go home, play with his kids and eat some popcorn. “Until they make a move I’m here, baby,” he said. “Business is business. Whatever happens, happens.” https://t.co/IerhAsucnG— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 30, 2018
Alright, Janoris Jenkins contract. Remember Prorated Bonus doesn't come with the player in a trade. So we only pay 9 weeks of his 17 week 6.4 mil check (3.4 mil). Cap hits for 19 and 20 would be 11.25 mil (Salary+Roster and Workout Bonus) no dead unless he earns those bonuses. pic.twitter.com/K0Y43YAYw6— ChiefBearcat (@Chief_Bearcat) October 30, 2018
Things to know
The NFL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Arrowhead Time Tuesday.
What do the Chiefs need?
The push from fans, reporters and talking heads around Kansas City is for the Chiefs to make a move in the secondary for players like Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, New York Giants safety Landon Collins or Green Bay Packers safety Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix.
Who could be available?
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora: Browns QB Tyrod Taylor, Eagles QB Nick Foles, Steelers RB Le’veon Bell, Broncos WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, 49ers WR Pierre Garcon, Broncos DBs Chris Harris and Bradley Roby, Raiders DBs Gareon Conley and Karl Joseph, Giants CB Janoris Jenkins, Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon, Raiders LB Bruce Irvin, Broncos LB Shane Ray, Browns LB Jamie Collins
ESPN’s Adam Schefter: Anybody on the Giants outside of RB Saquon Barkley
What are they saying?
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and owner Clark Hunt both spoke to the local Kansas City media on Monday.
Andy Reid on the upcoming deadline: “I haven’t actually talked to [Brett Veach] today about any of that, so I don’t know where he is today. As of today, we didn’t have anything he was leaning on there, but you never know with him. He doesn’t miss much. He does a good job.”
Clark Hunt on the potential of moving another first-round pick: “Well, I value those picks very highly as do Brett and Andy. It’s not a light decision to ever trade away a pick, especially a first-round pick. Obviously, in hindsight the decision to trade up and take Patrick, even though it did cost us a first-round pick, was a great decision. I don’t want to say that I would approve or wouldn’t approve, because it really would be situational. I’m not aware of any scenario where that would come into play and that trade deadline is coming pretty fast now.”
So, will the Chiefs make a move?
Unfortunately, I think not. I think if there were a move to be made, it would have been Seahawks safety Earl Thomas for one of the Chiefs’ two second-rounders in 2019. I believe the Chiefs now believe their big mid-season “acquisition” in the secondary will be safety Eric Berry. Berry, when healthy, is arguably the Chiefs’ best defensive player, but he also hasn’t played a game in 418 days or practiced in 79. The general theme from the Chiefs (besides “literally day to day”) as of late is that Berry will play when he and the medical team decide he’s comfortable enough to go.
Of course, knowing Veach’s aggressiveness, all it will take is a player he believes in for the right price/salary and Reid on board. You never do know if that comes along in the eleventh hour.