The wide receiver year may continue until the trade deadline.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that several big-name wide receivers have been the subject of trade calls, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Texans WR Brandin Cooks has been the target of multiple calls from the team trying to pry Houston’s perimeter open. Cooks has been traded three times, and if shipped again, he would be tied with Eric Dickerson in most trades in a career. Wideout has been great in Houston, finishing a 1,000-plus-yard season in a row. Cooks signed a two-year extension worth just under $40 million in April, with $36 million guaranteed to keep his contract running until 2024. However, according to Rapoport, it is not expected to be dealt with unless a shift occurs. Claypool has been inconsistent in his third season, with just 23 catches for 225 yards and one touchdown in six games. With Diontae Johnson and rookie George Pickens sitting among Pittsburgh’s top two perimeter players, Claypool appears to be expendable. But it sounds like the Steelers will have to consider shipping their 2020 second-round pick out of town at this stage. , Rapoport noted, Denver’s offense is in trouble. The former first-round pick has not lived up to expectations in his third season and has failed to produce consistent explosiveness. Expected to make positive progress with center Russell Wilson, Judy and the entire limp offense were disappointing. Despite the wideout’s struggles against men’s coverage, another team might see the Alabama product as a more appropriate option. The Broncos may be ready to move on at the right price.
The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, November 1 at 4pm ET.