The most significant wide receiver trades of all time


The Titans continued a busy run of vast receiver trades by agreeing to ship a second-round choose to the Falcons for Julio Jones. However groups have gone to the commerce market to enhance their wideout conditions for many years. Listed below are probably the most important vast receiver offers ever.


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Giants bolster air assault, purchase Rams’ Del Shofner

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Already a two-time All-Professional with the Rams, Shofner joined Y.A. Tittle in revitalizing the Giants’ passing recreation. Each gamers have been traded to New York in August 1961, the deep menace going for what grew to become the 1962 No. 2 total choose (obtained from the Vikings). Whereas the Giants have been hesitant as a consequence of Shofner’s down 1960 season, he had his three finest years from 1961-63 — the Tittle-Shofner connection lifting Massive Blue to a few NFL title video games. Shofner put collectively 1,100-yard seasons in every of these years, turning into a five-time All-Professional. The Rams landed future MVP Roman Gabriel with the choose.


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Cleveland, Washington swap Bobby Mitchell, Ernie Davis

Cleveland, Washington swap Bobby Mitchell, Ernie Davis

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It took Washington till 1962 to combine. Mitchell grew to become the group’s first black participant. The Browns traded the four-year veteran to Washington for No. 1 total choose Ernie Davis. (This commerce occurred shortly after the draft, held in December 1961.) Jim Brown was no fan of the transfer, preferring Mitchell’s complementary ability set to an overlap with the Heisman winner. Washington moved Mitchell from working again to receiver. He led the NFL in receiving in 1962 and ’63 and have become a Corridor of Famer. Identified with leukemia in the summertime of 1962, Davis by no means performed an NFL down. He died in 1963.


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Dolphins stand up after touchdown Browns’ Paul Warfield

Dolphins rise up after landing Browns' Paul Warfield

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Previous to the 1970 arrivals of Don Shula and Paul Warfield, the Dolphins went 15-39-2 of their first 4 years. Within the 5 subsequent seasons, Miami made 5 playoff berths and received two Tremendous Bowls. Warfield was a key a part of the Browns’ 1964 championship and caught 22 TDs in his last two Cleveland seasons. Cleveland traded its deep menace for Miami’s No. 3 total choose in 1970 and drafted QB Mike Phipps. Regardless of becoming a member of a run-first group, Warfield thrived in Florida, cementing Corridor of Fame credentials. Phipps guided the Browns to 2 playoff berths, the second ending in a loss to the 1972 Dolphins.


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Roman Gabriel deal sends Harold Jackson again to Rams

Roman Gabriel deal sends Harold Jackson back to Rams

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One of many largest quarterback offers turned out higher for the group that added the vast receiver. The Eagles traded Harold Jackson again to the Rams as a part of an enormous package deal, which included two first-round picks, for 33-year-old Roman Gabriel in 1973. Whereas Gabriel fizzled after a robust ’73 season, Jackson — one among three long-term Los Angeles starters acquired right here — delivered three Professional Bowl campaigns (together with a 13-TD All-Professional ’73 slate) and performed in eight Rams playoff video games. Initially a Rams 1968 draft selection, Jackson was traded to the Patriots in 1978. He performed 16 NFL seasons.


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Chargers, Bengals full eventful Charlie Joiner deal

Chargers, Bengals complete eventful Charlie Joiner deal

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Traded from Houston to Cincinnati in 1972, Joiner didn’t take off as a Bengal. However he caught a career-defining break in April 1976, when the Bengals traded him to the Chargers for a package deal headlined by defensive finish Coy Bacon. The go rusher’s two-year Ohio tenure stands out; Bacon recorded 22 sacks in 1976 (some say it was 26). However the Chargers received this commerce. Rejoining ex-Bengals assistant Invoice Walsh — the Bolts’ OC for one season — Joiner notched his first 1,000-yard season in ’76. The Corridor of Famer later grew to become Air Coryell’s senior member, taking part in 11 Chargers seasons and retiring because the NFL’s receiving chief.


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Seahawks hand Vikings rejuvenated Ahmad Rashad

Seahawks hand Vikings rejuvenated Ahmad Rashad

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Previous to his prolonged TV profession, the previous “NBA Inside Stuff” host was an completed vast receiver. A 1976 commerce from Seattle to Minnesota ignited Rashad’s NFL profession. A Pacific Northwest native, Rashad signed with the growth Seahawks in 1976 however clashed with the teaching workers. They traded the previous Cardinals and Payments goal to the Vikings for a fourth-round choose. Rashad made 4 Professional Bowls, from 1978-81, serving to Minnesota transition from Fran Tarkenton to Tommy Kramer, and his Hail Mary seize that secured the 1980 NFC Central title stays an all-time Vikings second. 


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Dolphins deal Freddie Solomon to 49ers

Dolphins deal Freddie Solomon to 49ers

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After sending 5 picks to the Payments for a 31-year-old O.J. Simpson, the 49ers dealt working again Delvin Williams to Miami for a package deal headlined by Solomon and a first-rounder. Whereas Williams had his finest season with the 1978 Dolphins, an All-Professional displaying, Solomon grew to become a perennial starter in Invoice Walsh’s cutting-edge offense. The faculty quarterback performed eight seasons with the 49ers, complementing Dwight Clark, scoring six playoff TDs and amassing two Tremendous Bowl rings. That first-round choose grew to become linebacker Dan Bunz, who was chargeable for a game-saving deal with in Tremendous Bowl XVI. Williams retired in 1982.


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Air Coryell breaks up, briefly; Bolts ship Packers John Jefferson

Air Coryell breaks up, briefly; Bolts send Packers John Jefferson

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Jefferson rose to prominence with three 1,000-yard seasons within the Chargers’ Air Coryell assault. However a contract dispute led to the acrobatic wideout’s 1981 holdout. The Bolts shipped him to the Packers for a bounty — a first-rounder, two second-rounders and a 1982 Spherical 1 choose swap. A two-time All-Professional as a Charger, Jefferson teamed with James Lofton in Inexperienced Bay however couldn’t replicate his San Diego mojo. Jefferson performed 4 years in Inexperienced Bay however did not exceed 900 yards in any. The Bolts traded all however one among these picks for veterans however added versatile working again Gary Anderson within the 1983 first spherical.


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Chargers change Jefferson with Saints’ Wes Chandler

Chargers replace Jefferson with Saints' Wes Chandler

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The Chargers have been and not using a John Jefferson alternative for lower than two weeks, buying and selling a kind of first-round picks (and the participant, wideout Aundra Thompson, acquired from the Packers) to the Saints for Chandler. Picked 11 spots earlier than Jefferson within the 1978 first spherical, Chandler might not have been as flashy. However he made three Professional Bowls as a Charger, and his 1,032 yards within the strike-shortened 1982 season nonetheless characterize the NFL’s receiving yards-per-game normal (129). The Saints tried to exchange Chandler with the ’83 first-round choose, however Lindsay Scott didn’t fill that position. 


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Drew Hill ignites after Rams-Oilers swap

Drew Hill ignites after Rams-Oilers swap

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It didn’t price the Oilers a lot to accumulate Hill from the Rams. Los Angeles in 1985 despatched the previous Twelfth-round choose to Houston for fourth- and seventh-round picks; neither participant lasted greater than a season. A task cog in L.A., Hill broke out in Houston. The 5-foot-9 receiver’s 64 catches in ’85 outdid his six-year Rams profession. Hill posted 5 1,000-yard seasons as an Oiler, made two Professional Bowls and was a centerpiece participant in Warren Moon’s run-and-shoot arsenal. Regardless of taking part in simply seven Oilers seasons, Hill sits No. 2 on the 59-year-old franchise’s profession receiving record.


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Dolphins commerce Anthony Carter’s rights to Vikings

Dolphins trade Anthony Carter's rights to Vikings

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The Oakland Invaders, Carter’s second USFL group, launched him previous to folding. The Dolphins in 1985 dealt his rights to the Vikings for linebacker Robin Sendlein and a second-round choose. As an alternative of teaming Carter with Dan Marino, Mark Duper and Mark Clayton, Don Shula opted to assist his protection. Carter performed each the 1985 USFL and NFL seasons and was a high-end NFLer for years. Carter’s three Professional Bowl nods got here throughout Viking playoff seasons, one together with his San Francisco masterpiece. Miami packaged that choose in a deal for Tampa Bay linebacker Hugh Inexperienced later in 1985. Sendlein performed only one Dolphin season.


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Washington will get Ricky Sanders from Pats, types ‘The Posse’

Washington gets Ricky Sanders from Pats, forms 'The Posse'

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Washington within the late Eighties and early ’90s boasted a dominant vast receiver trio. “The Posse” (Sanders, Artwork Monk, Gary Clark) shaped when Washington traded a third-round choose for Sanders’ rights in 1986. New England, which had Stanley Morgan and Irving Fryar on the time, believed it had too many playable receivers. A Pats first-round supplemental draft choose, Sanders adopted his USFL stick with two 1,000-yard seasons, two Tremendous Bowl rings and a catch on the White Home garden. His 193 receiving yards in Washington’s Tremendous Bowl XXII romp stay No. 2 in Tremendous Bowl historical past.


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Packers deal James Lofton to Raiders

Packers deal James Lofton to Raiders

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The Raiders despatched solely third- and fourth-round picks to the Packers to land Lofton in 1987. This low cost was obtainable partially as a result of the veteran receiver awaited trial on sexual assault costs (of which he was acquitted). However Lofton’s Los Angeles keep was unremarkable. A member of the NFL’s Eighties All-Decade group, the Corridor of Famer made seven Professional Bowls with the Packers. His Raider stint was restricted to 2 years; he was lower after a 549-yard, zero-TD 1988 season. Lofton re-emerged as Andre Reed’s Payments sidekick within the early Nineteen Nineties.


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Raiders add one other wideout in Bears’ Willie Gault

Raiders add another wideout in Bears' Willie Gault

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After profitable medals on the 1983 World Observe and Discipline Championships, Gault grew to become the famed 1985 Bears prime receiver. In 1988, nevertheless, Mike Ditka’s deep menace sought a commerce to a California group to pursue an appearing profession. A yr after their James Lofton deal, the Raiders traded first- and third-round picks for Gault. He performed six seasons in Los Angeles, becoming a member of Mervyn Fernandez (and shaky teaching) in delaying Tim Brown’s ascent, and he was a part of an 1990 AFC title recreation entrant. The Bears used the first-rounder on cornerback starter Donnell Woolford. Gault’s IMDB web page does have fairly a number of credit.


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Jeff George commerce sends Andre Rison to Falcons

Jeff George trade sends Andre Rison to Falcons

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Seven years after their John Elway transfer backfired, the Colts made one other high-profile quarterback commerce. In 1990, they acquired the No. 1 total choose (George), sending the Falcons Rison, perennial Professional Bowl deal with Chris Hinton (the centerpiece of the Elway haul) and a 1991 first-round choose (which grew to become Falcons wideout starter Mike Pritchard). The Colts’ 1989 first-rounder, Rison made 4 Professional Bowls as a Falcon, totaling 48 receiving TDs from 1990-93. George busted in Indianapolis, however the Colts landed the choose that grew to become Marvin Harrison once they dealt George to Atlanta in 1994.


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Uncommon commerce routes Randal Hill to Cardinals

Unusual trade routes Randal Hill to Cardinals

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A Miami Hurricane star, Hill was set to remain in his hometown when the Dolphins made him the No. 23 total choose in 1991. Simply as he did with Anthony Carter six years earlier, Don Shula traded Hill with the aim of including future defensive assist. However this commerce occurred after Miami’s Week 1 recreation. The Cardinals traded their 1992 first-round choose (which grew to become No. 7 total) for the 5-foot-10 expertise. Hill delivered 4 middling seasons in Phoenix and wound up with the Dolphins in 1995. Miami received the commerce, utilizing the choose on Troy Vincent. However the cornerback’s finest years got here with the Eagles.


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Dolphins purchase Irving Fryar from Patriots

Dolphins acquire Irving Fryar from Patriots

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After buying and selling away some wideouts throughout the Marks Brothers’ run, Don Shula acquired one to start out the subsequent period. The Dolphins in 1993 dealt second- and third-rounders for Fryar — the Patriots’ longtime No. 1 wideout. The commerce transpired a number of months into Invoice Parcells’ New England tenure. The No. 1 total choose in 1984, Fryar made two Professional Bowls in three Miami seasons — the primary of which coming largely with out Dan Marino. Fryar left for Philadelphia in 1996. The second-round choose became Todd Rucci, a beginning guard for many of the Pats’ Drew Bledsoe run.


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Cardinals seize Rob Moore from Jets

Cardinals grab Rob Moore from Jets

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The Jets traded Moore to the Cardinals on the eve of the 1995 draft. The Cardinals despatched first- and fourth-round picks, together with working again Ronald Moore, to acquire the Professional Bowl weapon. This draft, although, was identified extra for the Jets taking tight finish Kyle Brady over Warren Sapp. The Jets did land productive defensive finish Hugh Douglas with the Playing cards’ choose. Rob Moore posted over 5,000 yards in 5 Cardinals years, earned All-Professional honors in 1997 and helped Arizona snap a 50-year, playoff-win drought in ’98. (His Playing cards profession additionally overlapped with Rod Tidwell’s faux Playing cards profession.)


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Seahawks profit from Cowboys’ Joey Galloway gamble

Seahawks benefit from Cowboys' Joey Galloway gamble

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With Michael Irvin having suffered what turned out to be a career-ending harm in 1999, the Cowboys in 2000 made the daring transfer of sending the Seahawks two first-round picks for Galloway. Seattle franchise-tagged its disgruntled wideout earlier than buying and selling him. Whereas Galloway did have good post-Seattle years, they got here in Tampa, not Dallas. Galloway didn’t catch a go from Troy Aikman, tearing an ACL in Week 1 of the 2000 season. Galloway’s last three Cowboys slates, with worse quarterbacks, didn’t justify the commerce worth. The primary of these Spherical 1 picks grew to become future MVP Shaun Alexander.


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Buccaneers pay steep worth for Keyshawn Johnson

Buccaneers pay steep price for Keyshawn Johnson

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In a contract dispute with the Jets, and no fan of latest coach Al Groh, Johnson left New York for Tampa Bay in 2000. It price the Buccaneers two first-round picks to land its new WR1, they usually gave Johnson a six-year, $52 million deal. The 1996 No. 1 total choose, Johnson didn’t fairly ship in Tampa. He performed three full seasons, the final of which being the Bucs’ Tremendous Bowl yr, making one Professional Bowl earlier than Jon Gruden banished him in 2003. The commerce gave the Jets first-round picks in 2000. The Shaun Ellis-John Abraham-Chad Pennington-Anthony Becht quartet helped key a good 2000s run.


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Payments accumulate first-rounder for Peerless Worth

Bills collect first-rounder for Peerless Price

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Worth didn’t have the identify worth of Galloway or Johnson. Buffalo’s Eric Moulds sidekick, Worth loved a breakout season in 2002 (1,252 yards, 9 TDs) and drew the Payments’ franchise tag. The Falcons traded their 2003 first-rounder to provide Michael Vick one other weapon; the Payments used that draft selection on Willis McGahee. Given a seven-year, $42 million contract, Worth performed simply two seasons in Atlanta. Neither was particularly dangerous; they simply weren’t worthy of the value (no pun meant). Worth completed his profession in Buffalo. 


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Three-team commerce provides Eagles Terrell Owens

Three-team trade gives Eagles Terrell Owens

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Imagine it or not, Owens needed to be an Eagle. A snafu involving a deadline for 2004 free company led to a three-way commerce that despatched Owens to Philadelphia. Initially, the Ravens gave the 49ers a second-round choose for the 30-year-old famous person. However an arbitrator’s ruling helped T.O. to Philly. The 49ers returned the choose, and modest property modified fingers. Owens was the Eagles’ lacking piece in 2004, serving to them to the Tremendous Bowl. However in 2005, his contract— a seven-year, $42 million pact he’d simply signed — created chaos. Andy Reid ended this episode of the T.O. cleaning soap opera seven video games into the ’05 slate.


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Vikings commerce results in ugly Randy Moss chapter

Vikings trade leads to ugly Randy Moss chapter

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Maybe the most important lose-lose commerce on this record, this one scarred Moss’ resume for years. The Vikings despatched their Corridor of Fame expertise to the Raiders in 2005, getting again Oakland’s No. 7 total choose and linebacker Napoleon Harris. Moss’ act had worn skinny in Minnesota by the top of the 2004 season, which featured a unusual late-game exit and a notable Joe Buck second. Moss’ low level, although, got here on a 2-14 Raiders group in 2006. At 29, he averaged 42.5 receiving yards per recreation and was accused of loafing. The Vikings obtained two years from Harris, and the choose grew to become deep-threat bust Troy Williamson. 


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Jets, Washington swap No. 1 targets

Jets, Washington swap No. 1 targets

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Santana Moss and Laveranues Coles have been Jets teammates from 2001-02 earlier than New York declined to match Washington’s Coles provide sheet. In 2005, nevertheless, the Jets reacquired Coles in a straight-up swap for Moss. Each receivers have been at odds with their groups by then, with a medical disagreement dividing Coles and Washington, and every obtained higher contractual phrases from their new franchises. As for who received the commerce, Washington most likely did. Moss performed 10 seasons in D.C. and posted a 1,483-yard Professional Bowl season in his first yr there. Coles’ Jets return lasted 4 years. 


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Patriots ship Deion Department to Seahawks

Patriots ship Deion Branch to Seahawks

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A key “do not commerce with the Patriots” chapter got here in September 2006, when the Seahawks surrendered a first-round choose for Department. Whereas the choose grew to become short-term Patriot security Brandon Meriweather, the defending NFC champions didn’t get what they paid for. Along with parting with a high-draft selection, Seattle gave Department the extension New England would not (six years, $39 million) and noticed him battle with accidents and by no means eclipse 900 yards in any of his 4 seasons on the group. The Seahawks traded Department again to the Pats in 2010. He was once more a Tremendous Bowl group’s starter in 2011.


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Moss, Wes Welker create Patriot monster

Moss, Wes Welker create Patriot monster

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Moss’ woeful 2006 led to an all-time Patriots worth wager: a fourth-round choose (trivia hyperlink) for a Corridor of Famer who…performed higher in 2007. Invoice Belichick paid extra for Welker, giving the Dolphins ’07 second- and seventh-round decisions. Nobody has since approached Moss’ 23 landing receptions. Welker, tied to a $4 million-per-year deal for many of his Pats keep, stays the highest Tom Brady slot weapon. His six-year run produced 5 Professional Bowls and two All-Professional nods. These two escalated Brady’s development into an all-time nice. The Patriots despatched Moss again to the Vikings throughout the 2010 season.


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Cowboys err with Roy Williams commerce

Cowboys err with Roy Williams trade

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When the Cowboys traded for Amari Cooper, skeptics pointed to previous blunders. This one could also be worse than Dallas’ Joey Galloway deal. Jerry Jones gave the Lions first-, third- and sixth-rounders for Williams on the 2008 commerce deadline then handed out a $54 million extension. A former top-10 Lions choose, Williams didn’t surpass 600 yards in any of his three Cowboys seasons. He couldn’t make a distinction reverse Terrell Owens in 2008, and Miles Austin changed him as a starter in ’09. Detroit used the first-rounder on tight finish Brandon Pettigrew.


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Broncos lower twine on Brandon Marshall in Dolphins deal

Broncos cut cord on Brandon Marshall in Dolphins deal

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Most likely the best receiver mercenary in NFL historical past, Marshall noticed his travels start in 2010. Having been concerned in numerous off-field incidents, together with a tragic New Yr’s Eve, the fifth-year participant was dealt to the Dolphins for 2 second-round picks. Josh McDaniels’ temporary tenure already featured the controversial Jay Cutler commerce. Armed with personnel management, McDaniels used one of many Marshall picks to maneuver up for Tim Tebow within the 2010 first spherical. The Dolphins obtained one among Marshall’s six Professional Bowl seasons earlier than buying and selling the large goal to the Bears in 2012. 


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Seahawks’ Percy Harvin commerce produces one huge second

Seahawks' Percy Harvin trade produces one big moment

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The Seahawks’ 2013 resolution to commerce for Percy Harvin and assure him $25.5 million didn’t work out. They despatched the Vikings first- and third-round picks, which grew to become Xavier Rhodes and Jerick McKinnon. Counting the playoffs, Harvin performed solely eight Seahawks video games. However his kick-return rating in Tremendous Bowl XLVIII buried the Broncos. That just about covers Harvin’s Seattle contributions. Accidents marred the 2009 first-round choose’s profession, which featured frequent electrical performs in Minnesota. In 2014, the Jets gave up merely a sixth-rounder for Harvin. He retired two years later.


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Two groups commerce first-rounders for Brandin Cooks

Two teams trade first-rounders for Brandin Cooks

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Cooks’ odd profession has seen him produce in three elite offenses, with two of these groups buying and selling him reasonably than authorize an extension. The Saints obtained the 2017 No. 32 total choose (proper deal with Ryan Ramczyk) for his or her younger deep menace, who performed a key position within the Patriots reaching Tremendous Bowl LII. In a slew of trades for 2018 picks, the Pats’ most vital deal despatched Cooks to the Rams for the No. 23 selection (offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn). The Rams gave Cooks a five-year take care of $50 million in ensures. From 2016-18, he posted 1,000-yard seasons for 3 groups. Cooks has since been traded a 3rd time; the Texans acquired him in 2020.


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Rebuilding Raiders ship Amari Cooper to Cowboys

Rebuilding Raiders ship Amari Cooper to Cowboys

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May Dallas lastly be on the precise finish of a wideout commerce? Agitating fantasy homeowners for one-and-a-half seasons since his sturdy first two campaigns, Cooper completed his nine-game Cowboys audition with 725 yards and added 171 in two playoff contests. The 2015 No. 5 total choose is one among Dallas’ many 2019 extension candidates, and Jerry Jones’ Joey Galloway and Roy Williams misfires aren’t scaring him from making ready a Cooper re-up. The Raiders obtained 2019’s No. 27 choice. After giving up Cooper and Khalil Mack, Jon Gruden wants an influence draft.


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Steelers ship Antonio Brown to Raiders, dismantle ‘Killer B’s’

Steelers send Antonio Brown to Raiders, dismantle 'Killer B's'

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Brown’s NFL path modified forward in December 2018. An outburst throughout a Week 17 observe started a sequence response that turned Brown from Steelers famous person to mercurial free agent. The Steelers ended up dealing the 30-year-old star to the Raiders for third- and fifth-round picks in March 2019. This marked one other Raiders receiver miss. Brown complications multiplied, culminating with a near-fight with GM Mike Mayock, and led to a launch earlier than Week 1. The Patriots pounced, however their hopeful Randy Moss redux ended after two girls accused Brown of sexual misconduct. The four-time All-Professional didn’t play once more till November 2020.


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Giants reverse course, commerce Odell Beckham Jr. to Browns

Giants reverse course, trade Odell Beckham Jr. to Browns

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Essentially the most proficient wideout in Giants historical past signed a five-year, $90 million extension in August 2018, however one other harm ended Beckham’s season early. Giants GM Dave Gettleman reversed course, turning “we did not signal him to commerce him” right into a March 2019 take care of the Browns. Cleveland despatched security Jabrill Peppers, together with first- and third-round picks, to New York for the three-time Professional Bowler. The Spherical 1 choose grew to become D-lineman Dexter Lawrence. Up to now, OBJ has not meshed in Cleveland. An ACL tear sidelined Beckham halfway by means of the 2020 slate, and his Browns tenure will hinge on a 2021 bounce-back.


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Texans shock NFL, ship DeAndre Hopkins to Cardinals

Texans shock NFL, send DeAndre Hopkins to Cardinals

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Throughout Invoice O’Brien’s action-packed run as a head coach-GM hybrid, the Texans despatched the second-best participant in group historical past to the Cardinals in a deal that didn’t carry again a first-round choose. Regardless of Hopkins being 27 on the time of the March 2020 commerce, the Texans solely acquired a second-round choose and costly working again David Johnson. This grew to become one of the crucial panned trades in trendy NFL historical past, and Hopkins’ 2020 efficiency — 1,407 receiving yards, a fifth Professional Bowl — intensified that scrutiny. O’Brien, who received energy struggles with two GMs in Houston, didn’t make it by means of the 2020 season.


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Vikings-Payments’ Stefon Diggs swap produces win-win end result

Vikings-Bills' Stefon Diggs swap produces win-win result

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Hours later, the Vikings did obtain a first-round choose for buying and selling their disgruntled vast receiver. On that eventful March 2020 day, Minnesota dealt Diggs to Buffalo for a four-pick package deal that included a 2020 first-rounder. That No. 22 total choose grew to become Justin Jefferson, whose 1,400 receiving yards have been probably the most by a rookie in 60 years. Jefferson changed Diggs alongside Adam Thielen, whereas Diggs’ arrival helped Josh Allen rise from inaccurate prospect to the MVP tier. Diggs detonated in Buffalo, main the NFL in catches and yards for a Payments group that was a Hopkins “Hail Murray” catch away from 14-2.


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Cap points drive Falcons to finish Julio Jones period

Cap issues force Falcons to end Julio Jones era

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New Falcons GM Terry Fontenot entered an unfavorable wage cap scenario, one partially created by Atlanta’s three-year, $66 million Jones extension in 2019. Jones missed seven video games in 2020, however the 32-year-old wideout’s 9,388 receiving yards from 2014-19 have been 1,500 greater than anybody else in that span. The Falcons dismantled their potential Jones-Calvin Ridley-Kyle Pitts trio by buying and selling their Canton-bound go catcher to the Titans for a haul headlined by a second-round choose. June’s abrupt finish to the Falcon GOAT’s Atlanta run will give Tennessee a probably deadly Jones-A.J. Brown tandem.


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