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NFL Trading Deadline
Photo – Braylon Edwards - Jets
Former Top Picks Dealt Over Recent Weeks
The NFL trading deadline closed on Oct 20th at 4 pm with only a couple minor deals on the final day. The Eagles acquired LB Will Witherspoon from the Rams in exchange for rookie wideout Brandon Gibson and a 5th round pick in NFL Draft 2010. The Panthers acquired veteran DT Tank Tyler from the Chiefs for a 5th round pick at the NFL Draft 2010.
Over the past few weeks, there were two deals that involved two former #1 picks. The Browns traded former top pick WR Braylon Edwards to the Jets for two picks that includes a conditional 3rd round selection that could escalate to a 2nd round pick if Edwards meets certain production numbers. The Browns also receive a 5th round pick next April and two marginal veterans. Edwards was an instant star in the Jets passing game in his first game vs the Dolphins. He gives the Jets a true #1 receiver that has been missing in recent seasons.
The Bucs traded former top pick DE Gaines Adams, the fourth overall pick of the NFL Draft 2007 to the Bears for a #2 pick in next spring NFL Draft. The Bears hope he provides some outside pass rush to their veteran defense.