NFL Trade Deadline Passes as Buccaneers Trade Aqib Talib to New England Patriots
By Jason Marcum
Sep 16, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) breaks up pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
Adam Schefter just reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded cornerback Aqib Talib to New England Patriots. This will help improve one of the league’s worst pass-defenses that the Patriots have had for the past two seasons. In four games this season, Talib has 21 tackles, 7 PDs and 1 INT and ranks as Pro Football Focus’ 19-best CB out of 104 eligible players.
The reported compensation was a 2013 4th-round draft pick being to sent to the Bucs for Talib and a 7th-round pick
As expected, the NFL trading deadlines has passed with no deals being made. The only trade that has been done this week was the Detroit Lions acquiring Jaguars receiver Mike Thomas for a mid-round draft pick.
Adam Schefter is on NFL live reporting that there could still be paperwork for a deadline deal still being processed, but as 4:03 p.m., no deal has been announced, and there would be no NFL trades allowed until the 2013 league year begins in March.
Despite being the hottest name on the trade market, Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is not expected to be traded before today’s 4 pm deadline. Several teams have reportedly reached out to Carolina, but it’s believed to be Williams’ five-year, $43 million contract he signed last year that is the biggest hindrance. That deal includes $21 million guaranteed, but is only set to have a $4.75 million base salary next season, which is descent for a starting runningback.
It is however being reported that a trade of Williams with his contract as it stands now trading Williams now would cause a $9.6 million acceleration onto next year’s salary cap. Its unclear as to whether Williams could restructure his deal and prevent that, but then again, would you pass up an extra $5 million? I didn’t think so.
The Arizona Cardinals don’t have any interest in trading for Ravens OT Bryant McKinnie, despite reports this week that the team was inquiring about his availability after he lost his starting job.
What trade would you like to see the Bengals make, or any NFL team for that matter. Leave your comments and suggestions below and let everyone know.
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