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NFL Trade Rumors: 5 Trades to Consider After Week One of the NFL Preseason

In 2021, every NFL team has played at least one preseason game, giving fans their first look at their rosters in a live game.
Some teams have had significant players go down with injuries (Neville Gallimore and Anthony Miller), while others already know who will not be on the final roster (Tim Tebow, N’Keal Harry, and Zach Gentry).
After looking at the first week of the NFL preseason, there are already a few deals that could happen, and we’ll look at five of them in this piece.
#1 – Mason Rudolph of the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Tennessee Titans This is a BEAUTIFUL by Mason Rudolph and Diontae Johnson pic.twitter.com/xJPb8QJS05 — Pro Football Network (@PFN365) August 13, 2021 Former AAF starter Logan Woodside did well in the Tennessee Titans’ first NFL preseason game, but it’s still too early to call him the greatest QB2.
Ryan Tannehill is 33 years old, and it’s unknown how long he’ll continue to play or start in the NFL.
Through two games, Mason Rudolph has looked good as a backup, but Dwayne Haskins has the upper hand.
Rudolph could be the second-best quarterback on the Titans’ roster, and he has the potential to be a future interim starter until the front office finds their next franchise quarterback.
#2 – N’Keal Harry of the New England Patriots has been traded to the Chicago Bears.
This year, Nkeal Harry is having a hec of a Training Camp!
#patriots #gopats #nkealharry pic.twitter.com/D8AYe3ngEr — New England Patriots (@Pat_Status) August 8, 2021 N’Keal Harry has had a fantastic training camp since announcing his desire to leave the Patriots.
Nevertheless, it did not carry over to his performance in his first NFL preseason game in 2021, where he only had one catch in 36 snaps.
The New England Patriots appear to have little faith in him in a live game, regardless of how well he’s performed in camp.
Together with Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson, the Chicago Bears have the genuine deal in QB Justin Fields, and can combine N’Keal Harry with another quick WR.
N’Keal Harry’s chances of turning his fortunes around by the end of the NFL preseason are slim.
#3 – Chicago Bears DT Akiem Hicks to Dallas Cowboys Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers Akiem Hicks wants to retire with the Chicago Bears, but the team may not be prepared to provide him a new contract deal at $9 million or more per year.
After losing 2nd-year defensive tackle Neville Gallimore for up to 8 weeks in their first NFL preseason game, the Dallas Cowboys could use a veteran to step in.
Hicks might be a good starter for a portion of the season, play for a legitimate contender, and even sign a new contract to stick on as a backup or rotational player.
#4 – New England Patriots LB Jahlani Tavai to Detroit Lions #FFIDP Jahlani Tavai takes on guard’s block and almost bounces off him…makes tackle.
Expect the New England Patriots to pursue Jahlani Tavai, whether through trade or waivers. pic.twitter.com/2Kxb8TXz2U — Mike Woellert (@Mike_Woellert) August 18, 2019
When Matt Patricia was the head coach, he chose him in the second round of the 2019 draft, and now he’s back as the defensive coordinator for the Patriots.
During his tenure in Detroit, he was unable to unlock Tavai’s potential, but he could continue his work by bringing his prospect to him.
With Terez Hall and Cameron McGrone both missing the duration of the NFL preseason, the Patriots are in need of a LB.
#5 – Pittsburgh Steelers TE Zach Gentry to Jacksonville Jaguars Zach Gentry talks with @missi_matthews on the role tight ends will play in Coach Canada’s offense, his offseason regimen, and [email protected] | Full : https://t.co/mtNfqIJGWc pic.twitter.com/Uw2hK1lLwb — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 12, 2021
He also failed to make a single catch throughout the contest.
Zach Gentry is set to be released by Pittsburgh at some point, and he might provide the Jaguars with a capable tight end.
Prem Deshpande edited the piece.

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Texans want to deal Deshaun Watson for high draft picks, according to speculations.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, the Texans are eager to move Deshaun Watson and have been listening to trade offers “for quite some time.”
According to the source, the Texans are hoping for at least three first-round picks in exchange for Watson.
Houston is seeking a combination of five high draft picks and starting-caliber players, according to ESPN.
According to ESPN’s Sarah Barshop, the Texans do not believe they have received a “real offer.”
Watson requested a trade from the team in January, and barely two months later, the first of 23 lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior were filed against him.
Despite the fact that he is not facing criminal charges, the NFL may punish him for the civil claims by suspending him.
There has been no sign that the Texans were willing to part with Watson until recently.
Watson arrived in training camp on Sunday, as first reported by NFL Network, to escape a $50,000 daily fee, according to ESPN.
His attitude on a trade, though, has not changed, and he restated his wish when he arrived at camp.
To be transferred to another team, the Texans quarterback would have to renounce his no-trade provision.
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Trade speculations surround Deshaun Watson, and here’s how much the Texans may get for him.

The Houston Texans appear to have accepted the truth that Deshaun Watson will not be their starting quarterback for much longer.
In the aftermath of Watson’s offseason trade request, there were already indicators that Houston was preparing for his eventual exit.
It re-signed veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor in free agency and selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills with their first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The organization is now reportedly considering trade offers for Watson.
He will, however, not be cheap.
The Texans are still reportedly looking to move Watson for a package that includes “at least three first-round selections and more,” according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The #Texans are now willing to listen — and have been for some time — to trade offers for star quarterback Deshaun Watson, several sources tell me and @RapSheet.
Yet, for a player of his ability, the price is excessive, and it should be.
It would almost certainly necessitate at least three first-round picks, if not more.
But, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the price might be considerably higher, with a combination of five high draft picks and starting-caliber players. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2021
According to two league executives, the @Texans paid Deshaun Watson a combination of five high draft picks and starting-caliber players.
Despite his evident potential, it’s difficult to picture an NFL team paying that price for the 25-year-old QB. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 26, 2021
What is the reason for this?
He is the subject of 23 legal cases alleging inappropriate behavior and sexual assault.
In addition to the potential legal action stemming from these claims, Watson might face an NFL penalty.
It could explain why no team has approached Watson about waiving his no-trade clause in order to facilitate a trade.
Teams will likely avoid Watson until his legal concerns are handled.
But it won’t stop the Texans from marketing him in order to speed up what could be a lengthy rebuilding process.

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Deshaun Watson trade rumors: The Texans’ quarterback still wants to be traded, but no teams are interested.

Deshaun Watson is expected to report to the Houston Texans’ training camp, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be happy there.
In fact, the Texans’ quarterback, who is 25 years old, still wants to be dealt.
He’s simply up against a minor stumbling block: according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, no team has requested Watson to waive his no-trade clause in order to facilitate a trade, signaling a lack of trade interest.
Deshaun Watson, the #Texans’ quarterback, is still seeking a trade.
He has a no-trade clause in his contract, so if something like this happens, he and his agent will be directly engaged.
So far, no team has requested him to waive the clause in order to facilitate a possible deal.
Watson’s problems are unrelated to his on-field performance. — Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) July 25, 2021
Despite being surrounded by a mediocre supporting cast in Houston, he completed 70.2 percent of his throws for 4,823 yards, 33 passing touchdowns, and only seven interceptions last season.
MORE: Aaron Rodgers completes offseason training ahead of Packers camp Watson, on the other hand, is dealing with huge off-the-field issues.
Watson is facing 23 civil lawsuits alleging inappropriate behavior and sexual assault.
As a result, no team should seriously consider dealing for Watson until his off-field issues are rectified.
Watson does not appear to be on the verge of being dealt, so why is he reporting to training camp if he does not want to play in Houston?
According to Werder, it’s all about the money and avoiding a daily fine of $50,000.
Watson will report to the #Texans today to avoid getting fined $50K each day during their training camp, according to a source, who also suggested that by going to Texans camp, Watson is telling teams that he believes the NFL “had no justification at this juncture to place him on (the) Commissioner Exempt List.”
Watson’s trade request is still in effect, according to a source, and nothing has changed.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) July 25, 2021 By reporting to the #Texans, quarterback Deshaun Watson protects his $10 million salary, avoids fines of $50,000 per day, and sends a message to possible trade suitors that he is ready to play football, is available, and that the #NFL has no reason to place him on the Commissioner Exempt List at this time.
Watson and the Texans will continue to be in the spotlight this summer, as he’s one of the biggest question marks at QB. — Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) July 25, 2021
Until his status is settled, he and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will continue to be linked to trade rumors.
But, due to Watson’s legal issues, it does not appear like this will happen anytime soon.