The NFL trade deadline is today. Rosters are locked at 3 p.m. CDT. What was once quiet may now be raucous after the Eagles traded mid-round selections for veterans who contributed to last year’s Super Bowl run. Teverchanging and forever rising salary cap, along with the correct analysis by bad teams to horde draft picks to get as many shots at the wheel as possible, could also lead to deals before this afternoon’s deadline.
And the rumors continue to grow. The Texans and Patriots are reportedly sniffing around Demaryius Thomas. The Lions are getting phone calls about Golden Tate. The Raiders want a late round pick for Bruce Irvin (good luck with that).
The Texans should pick up as many rocks as possible and look underneath. An outside receiver and a defensive back are the obvious positions Houston should look to address. With an additional second round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft thanks to last year’s trade of Duane Brown, and soooooo much cap space next year, the Texans can offer more than what most teams will be able to stomach giving away. Opportunities are there if Brian Gaine feels like this team is X away from being more than a divisional round playoff snack.
Between now and then, this is a way to track the goings-on leading up to today’s deadline. Post rumors, tweets, #sources, and whatever in the comments below as we all follow the news throughout the day.
UPDATE: The Texans are trying to make some noise, as Ian Rapoport says a deal to bring Demaryius Thomas to NRG Park is close.