NFL trade deadline 2022 – All the rumors, deals and reactions


The 2022 NFL trade deadline is here, as teams have until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to make deals.

Among the teams that could try to add talent is the Buffalo Bills, who have needs at running back and along the offensive line. The Los Angeles Rams could soon trade away 2020 second-round pick Cam Akers, who wants a “a fresh new start with another team.

The Denver Broncos have received inquiries about defensive end Bradley Chubb and wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler. And New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore has requested a trade.

We’ve tracked every trade since training camp, with analysis and highlights from our team of NFL reporters (latest info on top). We’ll continue to add information as trades occur:

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Tuesday, Nov. 1

ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler says the Houston Texans have talked with wide receiver Brandin Cooks about exploring a trade that makes sense for both the player and the team, per sources. Both know something could happen, but it would take at least a reasonable offer to get a deal to the finish line.

The Detroit Lions are trading tight end T.J. Hockenson to the division-rival Minnesota Vikings, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Lions will receive a 2023 second-round pick and a 2024 third-round pick, while the Vikings will get a 2023 fourth-round selection and a conditional 2024 fourth-round pick along with Hockenson, a source told Schefter.

Hockenson, 25, has 26 receptions for 395 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this season. He fills an immediate need for the Vikings as tight end Irv Smith Jr. suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s victory over the Arizona Cardinals and is expected to miss multiple weeks, a source told Schefter.

The Washington Commanders are expected to release cornerback William Jackson III if they cannot find a trade partner by the deadline, per ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler. Teams have called on Jackson, but no trade has materialized. His back injury is also believed to be a factor.

ESPN senior NFL reporter Dan Graziano adds that any player released post-trade deadline is subject to waivers. A team claiming Jackson would assume the remainder of his $5 million guaranteed 2022 salary, plus his non-guaranteed $12 million for next year — though he’d have the right to void the 2023 year and become a free agent.

From ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler: Talked to multiple people around league who believe the Rams indeed offered the Panthers two first-round picks in talks for an edge rusher. The Panthers are holding onto Burns because he’s a top-10 pass-rusher and they want to keep their young core. But the deadline’s not over.

From ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer: Speaking on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said things could get “feverish,” as the trade deadline approaches. “We got some things we’re entertaining,” Jones said.

Jones acknowledged there is a window of opportunity for the Cowboys, but “it never works for you if it doesn’t come to you,” he said. “This is an area where aggressiveness, trying to go after [it], that doesn’t work … but we’ve got some things coming our way.”

From ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini: General manager Joe Douglas is working the phones before the deadline.

“Joe will always take phone calls, I know that,” Robert Saleh said. “But as far as activity, I guess it depends on what the other person is saying.”

The Jets could add players (think offensive tackle), but they could part with players as well. WR Elijah Moore won’t be traded, Saleh said. Others to watch: CB Bryce Hall, WR Denzel Mims, DE Jacob Martin and QB Joe Flacco.

Teams have until 4 p.m. ET to make deals. There were three trades made on deadline day last year, while there were two in 2020, two in 2019 and five in 2018. Overall, there have been 36 trades within a week of the deadline over the past five seasons, after there were 11 such trades made from 2012 to ’16, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

We’ll be tracking all the latest rumors and moves here.

Monday, Oct. 31

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, teams have contacted the Colts to inquire about trading for multifaceted running back Nyheim Hines. Hines, a fifth-year veteran, has 25 receptions for 188 yards this season for the Colts, along with 36 rushing yards and a 10.1-yard punt return average.

The Baltimore Ravens traded for Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith on Monday, a team source confirmed, filling a major weakness in the middle of their defense.

A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Ravens are sending the Bears a 2023 second-round pick, a 2023 fifth-round pick and linebacker A.J. Klein to acquire Smith, the NFL’s leading tackler.

The Ravens have long been looking to upgrade at inside linebacker, where Josh Bynes has struggled and Patrick Queen has fallen short of first-round expectations. As part of the agreement between Chicago and Baltimore, the Bears will pay Smith $4.833 million of his remaining salary this season, while the Ravens will pay him $575,000, per Schefter.

The New York Jets have no interest in trading for Denver Broncos edge rusher Bradley Chubb, per Jets reporter Rich Cimini.



Adam Schefter reveals what San Francisco and Carolina will get in the trade that sees Christian McCaffrey join the 49ers.

Sunday, Oct. 30

The Houston Texans are open to trading Brandin Cooks and are listening to inquiries on the veteran wide receiver, sources told ESPN.

Potential destinations for Cooks could include the New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings, according to sources.

Friday, Oct. 28

The San Francisco 49ers have received calls on running back Jeff Wilson and are willing to listen to potential offers, sources told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Friday.

Wilson ranks 11th in the NFL in rushing with 454 yards, but San Francisco has a crowded backfield with the arrival of Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell now close to returning from injury.

Thursday, Oct. 27

The Kansas City Chiefs traded a third-round pick and a sixth-round pick — both in 2023 — to the New York Giants for wide receiver Kadarius Toney. Toney was the Giants’ No. 20 overall pick in the 2021 draft but has only three targets this season.

From senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler: The Robert Quinn trade brings pass-rusher into focus entering the deadline. Teams are assuming the Panthers keep Brian Burns but are watching the Bradley Chubb situation in Denver closely. Another name that has garnered interest from teams: Jacksonville’s Josh Allen.

The trade deadline is less than a week away, and some teams that likely anticipated moving on from players are instead in the market to add them. Bill Barnwell writes about the Giants, Jets, Seahawks and Vikings and what they could do over the next week.

These teams might rightfully see themselves as aggressive at the deadline, either to shore up a hole caused by injury or improve on a weakness that the league’s better rosters will be capable of exploiting. What might have been a developmental or rebuilding year is now a competing year, and that’s going to fuel moves that might not have made sense before the season.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

The Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their pass rush on Wednesday, acquiring defensive end Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Eagles are sending a fourth-round pick to Chicago in the trade.

A 12-year pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection, Quinn has 102 career sacks, including 18.5 last season for the Bears.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Looking to shore up their run defense, the Dallas Cowboys have acquired defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and a 2024 seventh-round pick from the Las Vegas Raiders for a 2023 sixth-round pick, according to multiple sources.

Monday, Oct. 24

The New York Jets have agreed to acquire running back James Robinson from the Jacksonville Jaguars, sources told ESPN on Monday, confirming a report by NFL Network. The Jets are sending a sixth-round pick to Jacksonville that could become a fifth-rounder as part of the trade, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Jets’ deal for Robinson comes on the heels of rookie running back Breece Hall, a leading candidate for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, suffering a season-ending ACL tear and meniscus injury in Sunday’s game.

Earlier in October

Date: Oct. 23

The Denver Broncos have received multiple trade inquiries about star defensive end Bradley Chubb and wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, league sources told ESPN.

Although the Broncos would like to retain all three players, they would have to ponder any serious trade offer for multiple reasons. Chubb has 5.5 sacks in Denver’s first six games, but he is in the final year of his contract and prices for defensive ends will continue to skyrocket. Jeudy, a first-round draft selection in 2020, hasn’t clicked so far in Denver’s new offense, and the same is true of Hamler, the Broncos’ second-round pick in 2020. The Broncos also are short of draft picks after trading two first-round picks and two second-round picks to the Seattle Seahawks earlier this year for quarterback Russell Wilson.

Date: Oct. 23

The Carolina Panthers acquired four draft picks for Christian McCaffrey and two other picks for Robbie Anderson, but they rejected the most lucrative offer they received for pass-rushing standout Brian Burns.

One team offered two first-round picks to the Panthers for Burns, league sources told ESPN. However, the Panthers told that team they are not trading Burns, who is in the middle of his fourth NFL season on a deal that pays him $2.34 million in base salary this year.

Date: Oct. 20

New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore, frustrated by his lack of involvement in the offense, requested a trade on Oct. 20, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN. However, the Jets are not considering a trade, a source said.

Date: Oct. 20

The San Francisco 49ers traded second-, third- and fourth-round picks in 2023 and a fifth-round pick in 2024 to the Carolina Panthers for star running back Christian McCaffrey.

The deal gives San Francisco the offensive playmaker it needs to compete for a Super Bowl. It also gives McCaffrey a chance to be on a winning team for the first time since his rookie season in 2017 — when Carolina went 11-5 — and return to the Bay Area, where he starred in college at Stanford.

Date: Oct. 17

It appears that Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers might have played his last game for the team after coach Sean McVay said the Rams have explored the option of finding Akers “a fresh new start with another team.” Since Oct. 14, the Rams have listed Akers on the team’s injury report as out due to personal reasons.

Date: Oct. 17

Less than 24 hours after being removed from a game by Carolina Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks, Robbie Anderson was traded to the Arizona Cardinals. He will rejoin Cardinals wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, who previously coached Anderson with the Jets, as Arizona looks to restore its offense after Marquise “Hollywood” Brown suffered a foot injury that will sideline him indefinitely.

Date: Oct. 13

Let’s run through 15 realistic trades that could make sense for both sides. In many cases, I’m looking at players who are struggling to find time for one team who could be a useful fit on another. In others, I’m arguing it’s time for a more significant player to move on to a more competitive team. I’ve tried to honor each team’s salary-cap capabilities and flexibility as part of each deal. — Bill Barnwell

Date: Oct. 9

The Cleveland Browns traded their 2024 sixth-round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for linebacker Deion Jones and the Falcons’ 2024 seventh-round selection. Jones, who made the Pro Bowl in 2017, should help bolster Cleveland’s linebacking corps, which has struggled since losing Anthony Walker to a season-ending quad tear in Week 2.

Date: Sep. 21

The New England Patriots have traded offensive tackle Justin Herron to the Las Vegas Raiders. The Patriots will receive a 2024 sixth-round pick, while the Raiders will receive Herron and a 2024 seventh-round pick. Herron will be reuniting with his former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, now the head coach of the Raiders. Herron started 11 games during the 2020 and 2021 seasons (including playoffs) under McDaniels.

Date: Aug. 31

The Philadelphia Eagles are sending receiver Jalen Reagor to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round pick and a 2024 conditional fourth-round pick (that would change to a fifth-round pick if certain statistical marks are not met), sources told ESPN.

Date: Aug. 30

The Minnesota Vikings sent guard Jesse Davis to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Davis was signed by the Vikings in March after being released by the Miami Dolphins, with whom Davis played for five seasons.

Date: Aug. 30

The Houston Texans traded defensive tackle Ross Blacklock and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2023 sixth-round pick. Blacklock was a second-round pick by Houston in 2020 and has started only three games in his two seasons in the league. He had 22 tackles and two sacks in 2021.

Date: Aug. 30

The Las Vegas Raiders are sending cornerback Trayvon Mullen Jr., a second-round pick in 2019, to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional 2023 draft pick. The pick is currently a seventh-rounder but could move up to a sixth. Mullen played in only five games last season because of injury after playing all 32 (starting 26) in his first two seasons.

Date: Aug. 30

The Denver Broncos are sending outside linebacker Malik Reed to the Pittsburgh Steelers for late-pick draft compensation, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Reed, who is entering his fourth season, had 43 tackles and five sacks for Denver in 2021.

Date: Aug. 30

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson from the New Orleans Saints, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Eagles received Gardner-Johnson and the Saints’ 2025 seventh-round draft pick in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round draft pick and the worse of their two sixth-round draft picks in 2024, the source told Schefter. Gardner-Johnson, who has experience both as a slot corner and safety, is expected to play safety in Philadelphia.

Date: Aug. 30

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded linebacker Grant Stuard and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2023 sixth-rounder. Stuard, a seventh-round pick in last year’s draft, had 15 tackles as a rookie.

Date: Aug. 29

The Tennessee Titans acquired offensive lineman Dennis Daley and a seventh-round draft pick in 2024 from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2024. Daley was a sixth-round pick by the Panthers in 2019 and played 15 games a year ago, starting nine.

Date: Aug. 29

The Carolina Panthers acquired another target for quarterback Baker Mayfield on Monday, trading with the Jacksonville Jaguars for wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., the team announced. The Panthers will send undisclosed draft compensation to Jacksonville.

Date: Aug. 24

The Philadelphia Eagles sent defensive back Ugo Amadi to the Tennessee Titans in a trade involving 2024 late-round picks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Amadi was in Philadelphia for just nine days, as he was traded to the Eagles from the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 15.

Date: Aug. 23

The Green Bay Packers traded offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen, who is from Green Bay, to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a seventh-round draft pick in 2023. Van Lanen was a sixth-round draft pick by the Packers in 2021.

Date: Aug. 22

The Minnesota Vikings acquired quarterback Nick Mullens from the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday for a conditional 2024 draft pick, giving the team an additional option behind starter Kirk Cousins amid an uneven summer for his incumbent backups. Mullens will get a chance to unseat Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond, who have been competing for the job.

Date: Aug. 22

The Buffalo Bills have traded guard Cody Ford to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round draft pick. Ford was drafted by the Bills in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft out of Oklahoma to be the team’s right tackle of the future opposite left tackle Dion Dawkins. Things, however, did not go according to plan.

Date: Aug. 17

The Tennessee Titans acquired safety Tyree Gillespie from the Las Vegas Raiders for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2024. Gillespie, a fourth-round pick by the Raiders in 2021, played mostly on special teams as a rookie. He had eight combined tackles in 11 games played in 2021.

Date: Aug. 15

The Seahawks acquired wide receiver/tight end J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in a trade with the Eagles in exchange for defensive back Ugo Amadi. The Seahawks were planning to cut Amadi as part of their first wave of roster reductions, according to a source, but instead found a trade partner and a reinforcement at a position that’s been thinned by injuries. Whiteside, a second-round pick out of Stanford in 2019, has a combined 16 catches for 290 yards and a touchdown in 40 games over three seasons.

Date: Aug. 10

The Dolphins initially traded Adam Shaheen, who is entering his sixth NFL season, to the Texans along with a 2023 seventh-round draft pick in exchange from a 2023 sixth-rounder from Houston, but Shaheen failed his physical because of a preexisting knee injury and was sent back to Miami. The Dolphins proceeded to place Shaheen on IR.

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