The NFL trade deadline, which officially falls on Tuesday at 4PM ET, is typically more mellow than trade deadlines in other sports. But there was been some wheeling and dealing as potential playoff teams hope to get a boost while others hope for more draft capital. Here we track the latest moves:
The Pittsburgh Steelers traded OLB Melvin Ingram III to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a sixth round pick. Ingram, a former Pro Bowler with the Los Angeles Chargers, was signed to a one-year deal by the Steelers. He finishes his brief stint with the Steelers with one sack and 10 tackles. Ingram had expressed frustration with his limited usage this season. “I enjoy working with Melvin,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “It just didn’t work out the way we envisioned, the way he envisioned.
The New York Jets shipped TE Dan Brown to the Kansas City Chiefs for G Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Durvernay-Tardif famously took last season off to aid in the fight against Covid-19. Duvernay-Tardif sent a heartfelt message to both Chiefs and Jets fans.
In the most blockbuster trade, the Denver Broncos shipped longtime heart-of-the-defense Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a 2022 second round pick and 2022 third round pick. It was an emotional goodbye for Miller who had spent all 11 seasons of his storied career in Denver. He reportedly crafted over 50 thank you videos for Broncos players, coaches, and staff as he prepared to depart for Los Angeles. From the Rams perspective, acquiring a juggernaut like Miller signals their quest to win it all now.
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. will remain in Cleveland. But not without some fanfare.
I’m told there were discussions re: Odell going to the #Saints — but both sides couldn’t agree on a workable deal, given how much OBJ is owed the rest of the year.— KimberLEY A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) November 2, 2021
Plus, there still is optimism in the #Browns building that OBJ can be a big part of their second-half playoff push