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NFL Trade Speculation: 1 Player from Each Team Most Likely to Get Dealt

Joe UnderhillCorrespondent IIIMay 23, 2011

NFL Trade Speculation: 1 Player from Each Team Most Likely to Get Dealt

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    Kolb might be the most likely player to be traded.
    Kolb might be the most likely player to be traded.Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

    While we wait for the NFL owners and players to reach an agreement, there is little for NFL fans to do other than speculate what deals might be made. Very few trades will actually take place; however, it's always fun to think about who might be traded and how a change in scenery might help a player have a breakout year.

    Here is my attempt at guessing who might be traded from each team.

Buffalo Bills: Aaron Maybin

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    A change in scenery might help revitalize Maybin's career.
    A change in scenery might help revitalize Maybin's career.Brad White/Getty Images

    Aaron Maybin has been a major disappointment in Buffalo so far.

    However, he is still young enough and has enough athleticism to be given another chance. There is a chance the Bills will release Maybin instead of trading him. Buffalo won't be able to get much for Maybin, but I think he still has enough upside to warrant another team giving Buffalo a sixth-round pick for him.   

Miami Dolphins: Ray Feinga

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 6:  (L-R) Matt Reynolds #70, Ray Feinga #76 and Dallas Reynolds #65 of the BYU Cougars look on during a break in game action against the Washington Huskies on September 6, 2008 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Cougars defea
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    It's really tough to pick a player most likely to be traded from the Dolphins, as they have a large number of potential free agents.

    With the drafting of Mike Pouncey, I think one of the lineman will be released or traded. Ray Feinga is a young guy who has good size but is very raw. 

New England Patriots: Sammy Morris

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Sammy Morris #34 of the New England Patriots celebrates afte a two-point conversion in the third quarter against the New York Jets during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro,
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    Sammy Morris is still an affective running back, even though he wasn't asked to shoulder a lot of carries in 2010. The Patriots added two running backs in the draft and they still have BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead, so Morris could be expendable. Morris is not going to be an every-down back, but he is a veteran who could prove to be a good backup for a contender. 

New York Jets: Drew Coleman

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Drew Coleman #30 of the New York Jets tackles Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Imag
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    The Jets have one of the deepest secondaries in the NFL.

    Currently they have more corners than even they can use.

    Trading Coleman assumes they re-sign Antonio Cromartie. Coleman has been an excellent backup and nickel corner, and I think some teams will be willing to part with a fourth-round pick to improve the depth in their secondary. 

Denver Broncos: Russ Hochstein

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    DENVER - AUGUST 29:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos is prepared to enter the game as he stands on the bench with D'Anthony Batiste #67, Russ Hochstein #71 and LenDale White #26 against the Pittsburgh Steelers during preseason NFL action a
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    Denver has a lot of places it can still improve. The offensive line has a lot of players and of those players, Russ Hochstein makes the most sense to move.

    Not only does Hochstein posses the most trade value, he has been a good starter and backup during his NFL career and could fetch the Broncos another player or a fifth-round pick. 

Kansas City Chiefs: Tyson Jackson

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 14:  Defensive end Tyson Jackson #94 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up prior to facing the Denver Bronco at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 49-29.  (Photo by Doug Pens
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    It might be far too early to give up on Tyson Jackson, but so far he's been pretty much a disappointment. I think Jackson might be better suited in a 4-3 front where he could slide inside and play some DT as well as DE. Jackson has shown flashes of being a good run stopper, but hasn't shown consistent ability to rush the passer well.

    Because he is still young and has upside, the Chiefs won't let Jackson go cheaply.

Oakland Raiders: Darrius Heyward-Bey

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 02:  Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey #85 of the Oakland Raiders runs down field in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)
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    Darrius Heyward-Bey has been a huge disappointment to Raider nation.

    It might be time for the Raiders to cut their losses and see if they can get something for Heyward-Bey. Oakland might be lucky to pry a third or fourth-round pick or possibly some help for their defensive or offensive line. 

San Diego Chargers: Paul Oliver

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Wide receiver Deion Branch #83 of the Seattle Seahawks looses possession of the ball as he crosses the goal line against Paul Oliver #27 of the San Diego Chargers at Qwest Field on September 26, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The to
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    The Chargers have an abundance of depth issues, and trading Oliver may help with some of them. Oliver could be a solid backup, or a starter for the right team. Finding help along the defensive line will be the most likely return. 

Baltimore Ravens: Donte' Stallworth

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 09:  Wide receiver Donte' Stallworth #18 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball on a reverse against the Kansas City Chiefs during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9, 2011 in Kansas City,
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    Stallworth missed all of 2009 for being suspended for a DUI. The Ravens added depth and youth to their receiving skills in the NFL draft.

    This makes Stallworth expendable.

    Stallworth would be a nice addition to a team in need of a veteran receiver. The Ravens would love to get linebacker depth or pass rush help in exchange for Stallworth.

Cincinnati Bengals: Carson Palmer

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    BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 2:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals passes against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens lead the Bengals 6-0 at the half. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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    I don't think the Bengals want to trade Carson Palmer, but Palmer doesn't appear to want to be back in Cincinnati. If Palmer follows through with his threats about retiring, the Bengals may have their hand forced. They drafted Palmer's replacement in the draft, so they might be willing to listen to offers which will help speed up their rebuilding.

Cleveland Browns: Brian Sanford

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    CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 2:  Brian Sanford #70 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates his sack against the Chicago Bears during the preseason game on September 2, 2010 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Bears 13-10.  (Photo b
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    The Browns are in rebuild mode and are making progress. They added depth along their defensive line with their first two picks in the draft.

    Brian Sanford is a young player, and the Browns could use some veterans in the front seven. 

Pittsburgh Steelers: Antwaan Randle El

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Antwaan Randle El #82 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after catching a 13 yard pass against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Pho
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    The Steelers have some depth at receiver, but lack it along the offensive line.

    Antwaan Randle El is still an affective receiver and could provide a solid veteran third option for a team looking for a reliable pass catcher. The Steelers don't tend to be big players in the trade market, so I doubt they make a move.

Houston Texans: Shaun Cody

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    HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 12:  Defensive tackle Shaun Cody #95 at Reliant Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    The Texans are going to switch to a 3-4 defense and Shaun Cody is not big enough or disruptive enough to be the starter at NT. Cody plays well against the run and is a smart player, but is better suited to a 4-3 scheme. The Texans would probably be looking for defensive secondary help (especially at safety) in return for Cody.

Indianapolis Colts: Mike Hart

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 05: Mike Hart #32 of the Indianapolis Colts runs against the Dallas Cowboys at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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    Mike Hart has been a solid backup runner for the Colts. In the draft the Colts addressed their biggest need along the offensive and defensive line, but still need to add depth to their secondary.

    Trading Hart could help address those needs. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Trent Edwards

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Quarterback Trent Edwards #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the game at EverBank Field on October 18, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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    Trent Edwards isn't likely to push for a starting job, especially after the Jaguars selected Blaine Gabbert. Edwards is a capable backup who is best suited to throwing from the pocket. While he won't fetch a lot, the Jags could improve the depth of their secondary or defensive line.

Tennessee Titans: Vince Young

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    MIAMI - NOVEMBER 14:  Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
    Marc Serota/Getty Images

    The Titans have decided Vince Young is not their quarterback of the future.

    While I don't think Locker is ready to start right away, I also don't think the Titans will keep Young around for long. Young has moments where he looks like a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback and others when he looks like he shouldn't be in the NFL.

    I think a team in need of a QB might be willing to take a gamble on Young, giving the Titans some depth for their defense or a future pick. 

Dallas Cowboys: Alex Barron

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    LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 12:  Alex Barron #71 of the Dallas Cowboys defends during the NFL season opener against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys 13-7. (Photo by Larry French/
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    Alex Barron is a big body with a ton of potential, but he has barely tapped into it during his career in Dallas. With the drafting of Tyon Smith, the Cowboys may try and get what they can for Barron in the form of help for their secondary, or a draft pick in next year's draft. If someone could motivate Barron, he could be a steal, but is probably only worth someone else's project or a later-round pick.

New York Giants: Osi Umenyiora

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    LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 02:  Quarterback Rex Grossman #5 of the Washington Redskins is hit by defensive end Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants at FedEx Field on January 2, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. The Giants won the game 17-14.  (Photo by Win McNa
    Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Osi Umenyiora has fallen out of favor with the coaching staff in New York.

    If the G-men decided to make Umenyiora available, he would be one of the top pass rushers available and a number of teams would be interested in his services. The asking price would probably be fairly steep—a starting quality linebacker, or possibly a second-round pick. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Kevin Kolb

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    Kevin Kolb trade rumors have been one of the most consistent rumors. I think he gets moved probably for a pair of second-round picks. The Eagles have a need for a pass rusher and secondary help, so it's possible Kolb would be moved for a combination of a pick and player. 

Washington Redskins: Albert Haynesworth

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins battles for position with Alan Faneca #66 of the Arizona Cardinals during preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glen
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    The ongoing battle between Albert Haynesworth and the Redskins has been well publicized.

    I think the Redskins finally lower their asking price a little, or simply put him fully on the market. Haynesworth is much better suited to playing in a 4-3 rather than the 3-4 in Washington. In the right system, Haynesworth can still be a disruptive force. 

Arizona Cardinals: Beanie Wells

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 19:  Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    Beanie Wells has been solid but not spectacular since being drafted in the first round by the Cardinals.

    With Arizona drafting Ryan Williams early in the second round, Wells' days might be numbered in the desert.

    Wells is a big back and a solid between-the-tackles runner but lacks breakaway speed. Still, the Cards might be able to improve their offensive line by using Wells as trade bait. 

St. Louis Rams: Chris Chamberlain

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    CLEVELAND - AUGUST 21:  Chris Chamberlain #57 of the St. Louis Rams tackles Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    Chris Chamberlain has been a backup and special teams stud the last few years.

    There are quite a few teams who need both depth and help with their special teams, and Chamberlain would fit the bill. The Rams need some depth in their secondary, so a backup there or a later-round pick would most likely be the asking price. 

San Francisco 49ers: Troy Smith

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 26: Troy Smith #1 of the San Francisco 49ers passes against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 26, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the 49ers 25-17. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    The 49ers drafted Colin Kaepernick to be their future quarterback, and Alex Smith is expected back to compete for the starting job next year.

    This makes Troy Smith expandable.

    Smith is a good leader and does posses a strong arm, but struggles to complete a high percentage of his throws. Still, he is an excellent backup and would contribute on the right team. 

Seattle Seahawks: Justin Forsett

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    CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 16:  Justin Forsett #20 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball against the Chicago Bears in the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Soldier Field on January 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Justin Forsett and Leon Washington play essentially the same role in Seattle, so it would not surprise me to see one of them dealt.

    I think Forsett is the one to go, and he could provide valuable depth and return capabilities. The Seahawks would love to add some depth along their defensive line and secondary, so a role player for role player swap is possible. 

Chicago Bears: D.J. Moore

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    DETROIT - DECEMBER 05: D. J. Moore #30 of the Chicago Bears stops Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter of the game at Ford Field on December 5, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bears defeated the Lions 24-20. (Photo by Leon Hali
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    The Bears have tons of issues and lots of holes, so I don't think a trade is very likely for them. That being said, the Bears might be able to help patch a hole by trading D.J. Moore.

    Moore played pretty well last year and recorded four interceptions. Chicago would probably get back a third-round pick or possibly some receiving help.

Detroit Lions: Andre Fluellen

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    GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Josh Sitton #71 of the Green Bay Packers blocks Andre Fluellen #96 of the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 26-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    Andre Fluellen showed good improvement last year and was a valuable part of the defensive line rotation. However, the Lions added DT Nick Fairley in the draft, and as a result, Fluellen is now expandable.

    The Lions will probably be looking for a draft pick or linebacker help in return for Fluellen. 

Green Bay Packers: Matt Flynn

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    ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 15:  Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers losens up on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty
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    Matt Flynn showed glimpses of being a capable starter, but with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, Flynn won't be consistently starting there any time soon. Flynn should be able to land the Packers a fifth-round pick at worst and possibly has high as a third-rounder if a team is desperate enough. 

Minnesota Vikings: Joe Webb

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    DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02:  Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings throws a first quarter pass while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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    Joe Webb showed some flashes of being a capable NFL quarterback last year, but the Vikings drafted Christian Ponder in the first round, so Webb will eventually be on the bench. The Vikings need lots of help along the defensive line and offensive line. Trading Webb could provide some help there.

Atlanta Falcons: Jerious Norwood

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 02:  Jerious Norwood #32 of the Atlanta Falcons runs for yardage during a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 2, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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    The Falcons have to good backup running backs in Jerious Norwood and Jason Snelling.

    If the Falcons make a trade, I would expect one of those backs to be on the move. The Falcons would probably be looking to get a draft pick back, as I expect them to address their pass rush need in free agency. 

Carolina Panthers: Steve Smith

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won, 31-14. (Photo by Otto Greule
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    Carolina is in full rebuild mode, and Steve Smith would like a chance to be on a contender.

    While Smith has suffered through a number of injuries the last few years, he is still an above average receiver who is able to find ways to get open. Smith is rumored to want to go to the west coast and would probably cost a second or third-round pick. 

New Orleans Saints: Pierre Thomas

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 27:  Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints runs past Atlanta Falcons defender Curtis Lofton #50 in the second half during their game at the Georgia Dome on December 27, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty
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    Pierre Thomas is expandable because of the drafting of running back Mark Ingram.

    Thomas is coming off a foot injury, which will reduce his value, but he has shown himself to be a capable runner and able to handle the majority of the work load. The Saints would probably be looking for a linebacker or a fourth/fifth-round draft pick for Thomas.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Aqib Talib

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    ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 07:  Aqib Talib #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly intercepts a pass intended for Michael Jenkins #12 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 7, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Aqib Talib has been a solid corner, but has run into some legal problems which might result in either being traded or cut by the Bucs. I'm going to guess if the Bucs decide to part ways with Talib, they are going to try and get something back for him before they cut him.

    Because of the legal issues, they probably won't be able to get much, but it's worth a shot. 

Conclusion

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 16: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves court-ordered mediation at the U.S. Courthouse on May 16, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mediation was ordered after a hearing on an antitrust lawsuit filed by NFL players against the NFL ow
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    Some teams it's easy to guess which players might be on the move, but with the current labor situation it's hard to say who will be a free agent and who will still be left on their current rosters. The biggest thing is hoping Roger Goodell, the owners and the players come to an agreement soon, so we can get on with free agency and next season.  

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