After ET expires, NFL teams won't be allowed to trade. Teams looking to add or subtract from their teams will try to reach an agreement before the time runs out.
The deadline has not been met in years past. We've seen some big trades this year. Zach Ertz was traded to the Cardinals in exchange for a rookie cornerback, and a fifth-round draft pick in October. A day later, the Broncos and Rams reached a deal to trade Von Miller, an experienced Denver pass rusher, to Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, will we see another major name move? Although it is unlikely, there are still many playmakers whose names are in the headlines.
Over the past few weeks, Deshaun Watson, the Texans' quarterback has been frequently mentioned. Potential skill position players such as Allen Robinson (Bears), Marlon Mak (Colts), Odell Brookham Jr. (Browns), Brandin Cooks and Odell Beckham Jr.(Texans) might also be attractive to teams.
Important to remember that two playoff games in each conference could impact the deadline. Assume that there are more playoff contenders than usual, and they might be willing to open their doors. This was true in 2020, however, major trades were halted by a salary cap crunch due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, this year the restrictions are less so buyers who are willing to be aggressive may be able get star power to help their businesses improve.
These are the most recent news about possible trade targets and all trades that were completed before the 2021 NFL trade deadline.
NFL trades completed before deadline
Nov. 2, 2019: The 49ers purchase Charles Omenihu, a fifth-round selection from the Texans, in return for a future late round pick.
November 2, 2018: In exchange for a 2022 sixth round pick, the Chiefs acquire Melvin Ingram, defensive end/outside-linebacker from the Steelers.
November 1, 2018: Von Miller, a Broncos outside linebacker, is traded to the Rams by the Broncos in exchange for a 2022 second round pick and a 2022 third round pick.
October 27, 2012: The Texans trade Mark Ingram from the Texans to the Saints in exchange for an undisclosed compensation package.
-- Oct. 25, 2008: Jets acquire from the Eagles quarterback Joe Flacco for a conditional sixth round pick.
Oct. 25, 2018: The Rams trade Kenny Young, a linebacker for the Rams, and a 2024 seventh round pick to the Broncos in exchange for a 2024 sixth round pick.
-- Oct. 23, 2018: The Broncos purchase defensive end Stephen Weatherly from the Vikings and a 2023 seventh round pick from them for a 2022 7th-rounder.
October 15, 2018: The Cardinals trade tight end Zach Ertz to the Eagles for cornerback TayGowan and a 2022 fifth round pick.
October 6, 2018: Stephon Gilmore, Patriots cornerback, is traded to the Panthers in exchange for a 2023 sixth round pick.
-- Oct. 5, 2012: The Dolphins trade Jakeem Grant, a wide receiver and turn-man, to the Bears in exchange for a 2023 sixth round pick.
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-- 1.45 p.m. ET: Fletcher Cox is a veteran of the Eagles' entire 10 year-old career. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports, however, that other teams are interested in his services. He's not guaranteed to be moved by the Eagles, but it's something to keep an eye on as the deadline approaches.
-- 1:26 p.m. ET: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts "have some nibbles" with running back Marlon Mack, but may not move. He also rated Giants receiver Darius Slayton as someone he should be watching over the next few hours.
-- 1:12 p.m. ET: Evan Engram seems to be staying in New York. ESPN's Dan Graziano did not rule out a trade, but tweeted that the Giants "doNT expect to trade Engram" prior to the deadline.
-- 1 p.m. ET: There are three hours remaining before the deadline. According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, the Jets may move safety Marcus Maye (one of their top defensive players), if they can find the right price. They are not ready to trade wide receiver Denzel Mies, a 2020 second round pick.
-- 12:48 p.m. ET: Will the Bills make trades Tuesday night? Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports says they might be making a surprise move. He reported earlier that the Bills and Washington Football Team had been discussing a possible trade for Mitchell Trubisky.
-- 12:20 p.m. ET: Jordan Schultz, a podcaster, reports that the Browns have been listening to Odell Beckham Jr.'s offers but are not interested because the offers aren’t attractive enough for him.
-- 12:02 p.m. ET: A new trade has been made. According to Ian Rapoport, the Texans have traded Charles Omenihu (a former fifth-round draft pick) to the 49ers in exchange for a future late round selection. Omenihu, who has seven sacks in his 35 career games, has no this year.
-- 12:01 p.m. ET: There are four hours left before the deadline. According to ESPN's Kimberly A. Martin, the Saints are looking for receivers. This would give them more weaponry, with Jameis Winston still out of action.
-- 11:54 AM ET: A potential trade target has been added to the board. According to Mike Kaye from NJ.com, the Eagles won't trade Andre Dillard. Dillard, a former first round pick in 2019, is the Eagles' swing tackle behind Lane Johnson or Jordan Mailata.
-- 11:51 AM ET: The Packers might be seeking tight end help for Robert Tonyan (torn anterior cruciate ligament) who is out for the season. Jeremy Fowler, ESPN's spokesman, noted that they have a few options. He highlighted Evan Engram and Hayden Hurst.
-- 11:24 AM ET: Steelers might not be finished here by deadline day. Aditi Kinkhabwala, NFL Network's reporter, reports that the Steelers might be looking to buy another defensive lineman in order to partner Cameron Heyward. Stephon Tuitt is still out of action after sustaining an ankle injury to Tyson Alualu, while the Steelers lost Tyson Alualu.
-- 10:49 AM ET: ESPN's DiannaRussini reports that Odell Beckham Jr. has been traded by the Browns. Beckham's average catch rate is 2.8 and his receiving yardage is 38.7 in six games this season for Cleveland.
-- 10:31 a.m. ET: The Texans are open for trades, including Deshaun Watson as quarterback. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports on the possibility of recognizable players such as Zach Cunningham and Phillip Lindsay being traded.
-- 10:05 a.m. ET: Today's first trade is complete. According to Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs will trade Melvin Ingram (pass rusher) for a sixth-round draft pick. Ingram has had one sack this season, and 50 in his entire NFL career.
-- 9:48 AM ET: Kyle Fuller's name was on the trade block since late preseason. Pro Football Talk reports that Fuller is being sought by the Broncos to be traded. He has played in 99 games and had 19 interceptions during his career.
-- 9:46 AM ET: Allen Robinson appears likely to remain in Chicago. Jordan Schultz, who co-hosts a podcast with Robinson reports that it is unlikely that he will be traded today. Robinson will be a free agent following the season, but has had trouble establishing chemistry with Justin Fields.
-- 9:27 a.m. ET: CBS' Chris Trapasso reports on CBS that the Bills are trying to reach a deal with Washington Football Team to send Mitchell Trubisky from Washington. Washington is currently at 2-6 with Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke on the roster. Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip), is also injured.
-- 8:43 AM ET: The name of Washington Football Team safety/linebacker Landon Collins had been discussed in the trade market over recent days. ESPN's John Keim reports however that Washington (2-6) won't likely to trade him or any other player on the trade deadline day.
8:17 a.m. ET: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport discusses what to expect during trade deadline day on "Good Morning Football". Deshaun Watson could be traded to the Dolphins, while Melvin Ingram, Steelers' pass-rusher, is still possible. As the deadline nears, there may be buzz about Darius Slayton (Giants), and Fletcher Cox(Eagles).
-- 8:14 AM ET: John McClain from The Houston Chronicle reports that a Deshaun- Watson trade might still be possible for the Texans. While the Dolphins have made an offer, they are still waiting for Watson's legal situation to be resolved. Watson seems to be open to that.
McClain wrote that Watson has agreed to finally settle his case with his accusers. However, time is running out and the deadline is fast approaching.
Nov. 1, Bruce Arians states that it would be "extraordinary" for the Buccaneers' to trade backup RB Ronald Jones. After running for almost 1,000 yards in 2020, Jones now has 44 carries and 194 yards.
November 1, 2012: ESPN's Adam Schefter has listed several running backs who may be available for trade to the Titans following Derrick Henry's injury. He also considers Melvin Gordon an "unlikely trade candidate".
November 1, 2012: Von Miller, the Broncos' outside linebacker, is traded to the Rams for two draft picks - a 2022 second round pick and a twenty22 third-rounder. Broncos fans say a sad farewell to Miller after ten years in Denver.
October 30, 2012: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson won't be traded before the deadline.
-- Oct. 29, 2009: The Rams have granted WR DeSean Jack permission to trade. If they don't find a partner, they may release him. Jackson was the Rams' No. The Rams had already selected Jackson as the No. 4 receiver early in the season.