Today is deadline day for completing trades in the NFL. There are a ton of names floating through the rumor mills but very few likely deals at the moment. Here are some of the names of interest surrounding the Chiefs.
(Note: There is nothing pending on the Chiefs end as of this writing.)
Tony Gonzalez still has not asked for a trade as of Monday night, according to quotes from this ESPN piece. This does not mean he is not on the market, but the lack of demand from Gonzalez end would suggest the chances of him getting dealt are slimmer than if he had asked.
Here’s what he told ESPN.
“I love my guys on this team too much to go ask for a trade. It would be something that would come from them where they said, ‘Hey, it makes sense because we could get something good for you and send you to a team that’s a contender.’ So I understand the thought process behind that.”
I’m not going to be the one to go asking for a trade. It will have to come from them.”
There are rumblings that the Cleveland Browns have put tight end Jordan Cameron on the market. Cameron may be a better fit for the Chiefs given his age and cost, but would probably require a higher draft pick than Gonzalez.
As of now, nothing is in the works according to CantonRep.com.
“We have no plans of trading any of our guys, including Josh,” [Head Coach Rob] Chudzinski said. “We’re not shopping them.”
Cameron, 25, is having a breakout season with 49 catches for 596 yards and six touchdowns. He is doing this with quarterbacks like Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell calling the shots. He’s under contract for another year after this season with a very low cap number, which should be appealing to a team like the Chiefs who have little in the way of cap space to work with next season.
A Anthony Fasano, Campbell tight end situation would appear to be a useful one for the Chiefs immediately and in the future should KC decide to pull the trigger.
Little, 24, is in his third year out of North Carolina. He has 135 receptions for 1,574 yards in 40 career games.
Also in the likely to move for a low draft pick category is Fred Davis. Washington is shopping him around in an attempt to recover something for him as he’s heading into free agency next season. A seventh round pick may be enough to land the tight end who has been seen on the inactive list as a result of the emergence of Jordan Reed.
“Do I expect to be here? I don’t know what my future is. If I’m here, that’ll be great. If I’m not, it would be a fresh start. Right now, my mind is if I’m here, I am,” Britt said.
Britt seems likely to be traded because almost any pick offered for him would be more valuable to Tennessee than keeping him on the roster.
Britt, who is only 25, has 154 receptions for 2,421 yards in his career. He also has kick returning skills. He’d be a last-ditch flyer for the Chiefs if they felt like they needed to make a deal.