2018 NFL Trade Deadline: Tracking the Latest News
While some teams are getting ready to dump and rebuild via trade, other NFL franchises are collecting players in the hopes of a postseason run. So far we’ve already seen multiple trades from Oakland and the New York Giants. Reports suggest that All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson wants out of Arizona, and other reports that the Broncos might be willing to let go of cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
This year the trade deadline falls on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and all trades must be fully completed by 4 p.m. ET on that day.
Note: This story will be updated when confirmed reports of trades are finalized.
Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix traded from Packers to Redskins
Clinton Dix was sent to Redskins in exchange for a fourth-round pick. He had 17 career interceptions in five seasons with the Packers, and was also named a Pro Bowler in 2016. Clinton-Dix joins an already potent defense that ranks fourth overall. The Redskins are in the driver’s seat in an open NFC East that is up for grabs (except for the Giants)
DE Dante Fowler traded from Jags to the Rams
The Jags have traded the former no.3 overall pick to the Rams in exchange for a third round pick in 2019 and a fifth round pick in 2020. Fowler entered the league with much promise but tore his ACL and missed his rookie season. He’s showed signs of dominance since returning but had yet to develop into a week in-week out disrupter. With the addition of Fowler, the Rams scary defensive front will now be led by a bevy of first-round selection (DL Michael Brockers, DT Ndamukong Suh, DT Aaron Donald)
RB Ty Montgomery shipped from Packers to the Ravens
The Packers are trading Montgomery to the Ravens in exchange for a 7th round pick in the 2020 draft. The Montgomery experiment never panned out as Green Bay hoped and hit its low point Sunday when Montgomery returned a late kickoff out of the end zone and fumbled instead of taking a knee as his coaches had ordered.
WR Demaryius Thomas traded from Broncos to Texans
The longest tenured Bronco, along with a seventh round pick, has been shipped to Houston in exchange for a fourth rounder and seventh rounder. (So basically it’s Thomas for a 4th rounder). Thomas ranked second in the nFL in receptions over the past seven seasons, though he his numbers had drastically fallen with Case Keenum under center. Thomas and his new team play at Denver this weekend.
WR Golden Tate traded from Lions to Eagles
The Eagles gave up a third-round pick to acquire Tate. In return they are getting one of the league’s most reliable receivers, with great hands who hasn’t missed a game since 2012 to help their oft-injured WR corps. Tate is quite the gift for Carson Wentz. The new Eagle also posted tweet to commemorate the trade.
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) October 30, 2018
Lions trade for Giants DT Damon Harrison
Less than 24 hours after the Giants traded Eli Apple, New York sent Damon Harrison to Detriot for a fifth-round pick. According to ESPN, the Giants might be willing to let go more players of their struggling defense in the hopes of picking up some good draft positions. For the Lions, the 355-pound Harrison should strengthen the 30th ranked Detroit run defense.
Giants trade CB Eli Apple to the Saints
New York will receive fourth and seventh-round draft picks for the cornerback when the deal went through Tuesday. The fourth-round pick is in the 2019 draft, and the seventh-round pick is a 2020 selection.
The former first-round pick has played well this season, starting all five games when healthy, and could be a big pickup for the Saints where cornerback was arguably their biggest need.
Annie Apple, Eli’s mom, confirmed reports when she tweeted a picture of her son packed up and headed to New Orleans.
New chapter in the book of Eli.
He ain’t perfect but he a Saint now. 😏😊❤️🙏🏾. pic.twitter.com/McfhbZ0bca
— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) October 23, 2018
Cowboys trade a first-round pick to Oakland for Amari Cooper
A puzzling move by Dallas unless they can morph Cooper into an elite wide receiver. This trade also gives lands the Raiders with THREE first-round picks in 2019. We wrote more on why this makes little sense for the Cowboys.
Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville
The Jags gave up a 2019 fifth-round pick to the Browns in exchange for the veteran running back who is averaging 3.4 yards per carry this year. Jacksonville needed to fill a void without RB Leonard Fournette who’s expected to be out through week 9 with a hamstring injury. For the Browns, Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson will take over for Hyde’s 20 average touches per game.