NFL trade chatter heating up, but don't count on any major deals happening (Shutdown Corner)

Every year, there are a few puffs of interesting smoke at the NFL trade deadline, and most times those potential fire sales are stamped out rather quickly. Joe Thomas, Matt Forte, Eric Weddle, Alex Mack, Jared Cook, Willie Young and maybe half a dozen names were bandied about as being potentially available for trade. It’s a deal that didn’t hurt the team that eventually won the Super Bowl, but Davis caught 20 passes for 201 yards and no touchdowns in nine games for the Broncos, so it was a pretty good reminder that trades are rather uncommon for a reason this time of year.