Potential trade targets for every NFL team

With the trade deadline looming next week (Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. ET), NFL Nation reporters pick one player from all 32 teams who could draw interest in a potential trade:

AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC West
NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West


Buffalo Bills

Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson

The Bills' former starting right tackle is buried on the depth chart behind starter Jordan Mills and swing tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. Henderson, who has battled Crohn's disease since late last year, has been sidelined recently with a back injury. Once Henderson is healthy again, he has starting potential. It's just unclear if he has a role on the Bills when he returns. -- Mike Rodak

Miami Dolphins

Cornerback Byron Maxwell

The Dolphins had high hopes for Maxwell when they acquired him from the Eagles in March. Maxwell, however, has been up and down and even was benched earlier this season for poor tackling and coverage. Miami will be getting additions at cornerback soon. Veteran Chris Culliver is expected to come off the PUP list within the next two weeks, and rookie Xavien Howard's knee injury is healing. The Dolphins could afford to part ways with Maxwell if they were to find a willing suitor, but there are no indications they have. -- James Walker

New England Patriots

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

If a team dangles a first-round draft choice and more, would the Patriots take the plunge? Here are the dynamics in play: Tom Brady is 39, signed through 2019 and showing few, if any, signs of decline. Meanwhile, Garoppolo flashed No. 1 QB potential in six quarters of regular-season action this season, is signed through the 2017 season and could be the team's QB of the future. It all sparks some intriguing questions: Would the Patriots even consider trading Garoppolo at this point? Would it be smarter to wait things out a bit longer and keep him as Brady insurance in case things take an unexpected turn? Or would they view trading Garoppolo now as smart business because he will probably want to sign elsewhere for a starting opportunity in 2018? -- Mike Reiss

New York Jets

Defensive end Sheldon Richardson

Richardson is the only tradeable commodity on the team. The Jets probably wouldn't trade him, but his long-term future with the team is a question because the team already has big money invested in fellow linemen Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams. Richardson, who is coming off his best game of the season, is under contract through 2017 (fifth-year option), so the time to deal him would be before they have to utilize the franchise tag. If they trade him now, though, it would show they're giving up on the season. -- Rich Cimini


Baltimore Ravens

Wide receiver Kamar Aiken

Aiken has gone from the Ravens' leading receiver last season to basically a special-teams player, especially when Steve Smith Sr. is healthy enough to play. Still, this is a deal that probably won't happen. Aiken, who is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, could re-sign with Baltimore in the offseason because he'll regain a larger role in the offense next season after Smith retires. Aiken's skill set is similar to Smith's, and he could fill his void in the passing game. -- Jamison Hensley

Cincinnati Bengals

Cornerback Darqueze Dennard

With Josh Shaw surpassing him as the slot corner, and with the team investing a 2016 first-round pick in William Jackson III, Dennard is an expendable commodity. Dealing him could produce depth issues in the short term, however, because Jackson is still on injured reserve. Dennard, a first-round pick in 2014, has played just 111 snaps this season, and he's under team control through 2017. He has only one career interception. -- Katherine Terrell

Cleveland Browns

Cornerback Joe Haden

Haden's stature is growing murky in Cleveland. He told the coaching staff last season he would not play against San Diego with an injured finger, and this season he has missed three games because of two groin pulls that happened in practice. When he plays, Haden can contribute. But a rebuilding team needs more draft picks, and if another team is willing to swallow a huge contract for a cover corner, the Browns might get a third- or fourth-round pick. Tackle Joe Thomas could be added to this list, but coach Hue Jackson said the Browns are absolutely not trading him. -- Pat McManamon

Pittsburgh Steelers

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton

One of the Steelers' most productive playmakers late last season is experiencing a turbulent contract year. He has missed four games with a nagging shoulder injury, and he had several drops in Week 3. With four catches for 51 yards this season and a $1.67 million salary, Wheaton could be an appealing option for a team that is one receiver away from offensive success, and perhaps one would commit a late-round pick for his services over the stretch run. His shoulder isn't a long-term issue, and Wheaton, when in rhythm, is a reliable No. 3 receiver with good downfield speed. Perhaps he could use a change, too. -- Jeremy Fowler


Houston Texans

Running back Alfred Blue

With Lamar Miller getting the lion's share of carries since he signed with the Texans in the offseason, Blue has become expendable. The Texans drafted running back Tyler Ervin in the fourth round, but he hasn't seen the field much this season outside of special teams. When Jonathan Grimes returns from his ankle injury, the Texans will have a good running back group that could put Blue on the outside looking in. -- Sarah Barshop

Indianapolis Colts

Safety Mike Adams

Adams has made the past two Pro Bowls and has been the quarterback of the Colts' secondary the past two seasons. But the team has its future safeties on the roster in rookie T.J. Green and second-year player Clayton Geathers, and Adams is a free agent after the season. Green and Geathers are talented enough that the Colts have played all three of their safeties at the same time at different points this season. -- Mike Wells

Jacksonville Jaguars

Linebacker Dan Skuta

The Jaguars signed Skuta as a free agent in 2015 and created their otto position for him -- a strongside linebacker who can rush, cover and hold up in the run. That position hasn't been on the field much lately, however, because the Jaguars have mostly been in nickel, which is why Skuta asked to get reps at pass-rushing end, too. Plus, Skuta is falling behind rookie Myles Jack for playing time. Skuta had success as a 3-4 outside linebacker in San Francisco filling in for Aldon Smith. He is scheduled to make only $4.1 million in each of the next three seasons, with no guaranteed money. -- Mike DiRocco

Tennessee Titans

Wide receiver Harry Douglas

Douglas is a 32-year old slot receiver who has been inactive for the past month on a team with bad receivers. He has only four catches this season, and he's making $1.5 million in 2016 and is due a total of $3.75 million. But Douglas is a good pro who can be a reliable, if not explosive, slot option. -- Paul Kuharsky


Denver Broncos

Linebacker Shaquil Barrett

The Broncos aren't actively shopping anyone, and they use everybody on their defense. But Barrett is a productive, high-effort player with a cap-friendly contract as a former undrafted player who made the roster after a season on the practice squad. The Broncos like Barrett's upside and production too much to be swayed by anything outside of a great offer, but they do have what ESPN analyst Jon Gruden called "a volume of rushers," so it would be a natural, high-need position in which other teams would take a look. -- Jeff Legwold

Kansas City Chiefs

Quarterback Nick Foles

The Chiefs aren't looking to part with Foles, but his experience would be valuable to a contending team that needs an upgrade or injury replacement at quarterback. Alex Smith has been remarkably durable in his three-plus seasons as the Chiefs' quarterback; he has missed just one game because of injury. The Chiefs already dealt their most expendable player, running back Knile Davis, to the Packers. -- Adam Teicher

Oakland Raiders

Running back/returner Taiwan Jones

The fastest player on the Raiders' roster, and the lone position player still in Oakland who was drafted by the late Al Davis, Jones simply cannot get on the field. He has been inactive three of the past four games. Sure, Jones has a nagging injury here and there, but a change of scenery might also serve as a salve. He could help a team in need of speed, and he not only returns kickoffs but is also a top-flight gunner on special teams. -- Paul Gutierrez

San Diego Chargers

Offensive guard Orlando Franklin

With the Chargers' rash of season-ending injuries this season, it's hard to envision them giving up a player who provides depth. But the Chargers do have depth along the interior offensive line, making Franklin a trade possibility to a playoff-caliber team in need of an experienced offensive lineman. -- Eric D. Williams


Dallas Cowboys

Running back Darren McFadden

McFadden was fourth in the NFL in rushing in 2015 with 1,089 yards, but he opened this season on the non-football injury list because of a broken elbow. Before he can be traded, the Cowboys would have to activate him off the NFI list. Last week he said he was healthy and ready to go and was waiting for coaches to give him the go-ahead to return. His role is cloudy because of the way rookie Ezekiel Elliott has played. Alfred Morris has handled the backup role, and Lance Dunbar is getting healthier as he returns to his third-down role. McFadden showed last season that he has juice left and could help a team down the stretch while fetching the Cowboys a 2017 draft choice. -- Todd Archer

New York Giants

Wide receiver/returner Dwayne Harris

Harris has been banged up and hasn't been used at all as a wide receiver this season. He has been exclusively a special teamer. With Bobby Rainey capable of being a kick/punt returner, maybe another team would want Harris to jumpstart its return game and help its special teams. Harris is a useful piece, though he would come at a hefty price through 2019. -- Jordan Raanan

Philadelphia Eagles

Defensive end Connor Barwin

Barwin, 30, has been an excellent player and teammate since joining the Eagles as a free agent in 2013. He was brought in to be a 3-4 outside linebacker, however, and is currently playing defensive end in Jim Schwartz's 4-3 attack. Barwin has been starting, but he was having a quiet season before breaking out against the Vikings on Sunday. Given that he is scheduled to make a base salary of around $8 million next season, it's at least worth pondering whether the Eagles would deal him, though waiting until the offseason seems to make the most sense. -- Tim McManus

Washington Redskins

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon

To be clear, the Redskins aren't likely to trade Garcon, nor should they. He's a valuable player, adding toughness not just as a receiver but also as a blocker. He'd be tough to replace, especially with rookie receiver Josh Doctson on injured reserve. But Garcon can still play, and another team might view him as someone who could provide them more help. He's one of the few Redskins who could bring actual value. He's second on the Redskins in targets with 48 and has 30 catches, but the big plays are made by others. Most important, Garcon is a free agent after season's end, and, at this point, there's a good chance he'll sign elsewhere. If the Redskins had gotten off to a bad start, then this might make some sense. But with the team at 4-3, there's no reason to trade a starting receiver. -- John Keim


Chicago Bears

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery

One of the Bears' top playmakers, Jeffery is on the one-year franchise tag in 2016 and could reach free agency if Chicago declines to tag him again. Jeffery would generate the most trade interest for the Bears, but replacing him is another story. Kevin White, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 draft, has played in just four career regular-season games, and veteran wideout Eddie Royal is constantly banged up. Unless the Bears feel second-year receiver Cameron Meredith is destined for stardom, they'll probably want to keep Jeffery and see what happens in the offseason. But in terms of pure interest, Jeffery is the best piece on Chicago's roster. -- Jeff Dickerson

Detroit Lions

Offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson

The chances of this are very slim, but Tomlinson, Detroit's first-round pick in 2015, lost his starting job to rookie Graham Glasgow last week and isn't likely to be getting it back immediately. He's also more of a natural right guard, and if the team decides it is going to re-sign Larry Warford after the season, there might not be room for him in the future. Of course, he could end up as the 2017 starter at right guard if Warford ends up elsewhere. But if the Lions think they could get a third or fourth linebacker or defensive tackle for Tomlinson, it might be worth exploring. -- Michael Rothstein

Green Bay Packers

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga

The Packers probably wouldn't want to disrupt the chemistry on their offensive line, but they didn't have any trouble replacing Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton when they cut him before the regular season. Bulaga is only in the second year of a five-year, $33.75 million deal, but the Packers just re-signed left tackle David Bakhtiari to a top-five tackle contract and are probably going to re-sign right guard T.J. Lang. They drafted tackle Jason Spriggs in the second round this past spring, and he could be Bulaga's replacement at a much lower cost. -- Rob Demovsky

Minnesota Vikings

Wide receiver Jarius Wright

The fifth-year receiver has seen his playing time dwindle in 2016, and the cap-strapped Vikings could get some relief by moving Wright, who carries a $2.56 million cap hit this season. He missed Sunday's game with an ankle injury but is a capable slot receiver who earned a contract extension from the Vikings only a year ago, before the emergence of more versatile players such as Adam Thielen cost Wright a more significant role. -- Ben Goessling


Atlanta Falcons

Cornerback Robert Alford

I'm not saying this will happen, but I've been told by front-office guys around the league that Alford is a player worth inquiring about. The Falcons have to pay their top cornerback, Pro Bowler Desmond Trufant, somewhere in the range of $11-14 million per year eventually. And Alford, as the No. 2 guy, won't just settle for nothing before hitting free agency this offseason. So it might benefit the Falcons to see what his value is before he just walks. Despite drawing his share of penalties because of hand usage, Alford is a freak athlete with great speed. The Falcons might have a backup plan at corner already with C.J. Goodwin still a work in progress. -- Vaughn McClure

Carolina Panthers

Running back Jonathan Stewart

This isn't likely to happen, but Stewart is the most logical choice for several reasons. First, however, the Panthers would have to fall to 1-6 and believe their playoff hopes are over. It's possible a playoff team in need of help at running back, such as Seattle, might then be interested in Stewart if it could restructure his contract for 2017. If these things were to occur, the Panthers might be willing to move on from Stewart's $8.5 million cap hit next season. -- David Newton

New Orleans Saints

Linebacker Stephone Anthony

A first-round pick in 2015 who started every game at middle linebacker last season and led the team with 112 tackles, Anthony barely plays now. He has just four tackles in 53 total snaps after being moved to the strong side, then was benched because of continued problems with assignments, recognition and instincts. The Saints like his athletic potential and have a desperate need for young talent on defense, so they would love to find a way to develop him. But if another team that liked Anthony in the draft were to come calling, he seems like a prime candidate for a change of scenery. -- Mike Triplett

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Quarterback Mike Glennon

Glennon should generate some interest, because there are enough NFL teams out there struggling with poor quarterback play or injuries. General manager Jason Licht has maintained that he won't just give Glennon away, though, and wants a high draft pick, which is why a deal probably won't happen. One more option from the Bucs: If a team is desperate for a cornerback, former Pro Bowler Alterraun Verner, who has been benched, is likely to be available. But good luck finding a team willing to pay the rest of his contract. He's owed $6.5 million next season and will be a free agent in 2018. -- Jenna Laine


Arizona Cardinals

Safety Tony Jefferson

The odds of this trade happening are slim, but with the type of season Jefferson has put together, leading the team in individual tackles and playing the most defensive snaps on the team, the Cardinals could command a high draft pick for him. Jefferson, 24, received a low tender last season worth $1.671 million, and he's in line for a significant raise after this season. He has consistently improved the past four years and developed into an every-down safety with game-changing ability. The Cardinals could avoid paying him while stockpiling picks. -- Josh Weinfuss

Los Angeles Rams

Wide receiver Brian Quick

If the Rams want, they could sell pretty high on Quick, who is displaying some of the promise he showed as the No. 33 overall pick out of Appalachian State in 2012. Quick, a free agent at season's end, has gone from nearly not making the team in training camp to leading the Rams with three receiving touchdowns through seven weeks. As the No. 3 receiver, he has caught 20 passes for 357 yards, already just 18 yards shy of his previous career high. But the Rams have rookie Pharoh Cooper, who was locked into that spot before a shoulder injury. And Cooper is healthy now. -- Alden Gonzalez

San Francisco 49ers

Left tackle Joe Staley

A number of Niners veterans are trade possibilities, including wide receiver Torrey Smith and safety Antoine Bethea. The rumors of Staley's availability have already popped up, and it makes sense in a vacuum, considering Staley's age and ability would make him a good fit for a contender. He also probably deserves a chance to play for a team in the mix rather than the rebuilding 49ers. Coach Chip Kelly said Monday there have been no discussions of trading Staley, though he acknowledged that general manager Trent Baalke has control over the roster. It seems unlikely the Niners will move Staley if the price is a first-round choice, as reported, because there probably isn't a team willing to part with a coveted pick. It's also not the best idea to trade away a left tackle if the 49ers intend to choose a quarterback early in next year's draft. -- Nick Wagoner

Seattle Seahawks

Wide receiver Paul Richardson

A 2014 second-round pick, Richardson has played in all six games but has just six catches for 83 yards. He has totaled 19 offensive snaps in the past two weeks, and he is a free agent after the 2017 season. During the offseason, the Seahawks signed starters Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse to extensions, and Tyler Lockett is clearly ahead of Richardson on the depth chart. There just aren't many opportunities for him to get on the field in Seattle. A deal involving Richardson is unlikely, but of all the players on the roster, he's probably the most intriguing trade chip. -- Sheil Kapadia