15 NFL Stars Most Likely to be Traded in 2014

15 NFL Stars Most Likely to be Traded in 2014

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Now that the NFL draft has passed it seems appropriate to address some possible trade rumors going into the 2014 season. A couple of these moves could take place before the games begin, and others could happen during the year. The players would have to get shipped before the trade deadline of course, but general managers start looking at their rosters quite differently once their team is no longer in Super Bowl contention.

15. Josh Gordon

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15. Josh Gordon

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Alright, I kind of cheated on the first slide, because for Josh Gordon it will probably be a 2015 trade. He has been suspended for the season due to his off the field activities, and it would not surprise me to see the Cleveland Browns move on from him after he returns.

14. Andre Johnson

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14. Andre Johnson

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If I had to put money on one of these players getting traded before the season, then I would bet on Johnson without a doubt. He did not seem happy that his team passed on Johnny Football, and we will have to see if the wide receiver's attitude improves before the start of the year.

13. LaMichael James

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13. LaMichael James

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I read recently that the 49ers have him on the trade block, and it will be interesting to see what they are looking to get back for him. I always thought he was a perfect fit for that offense, but apparently he is not.

12. Brian Hoyer

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12. Brian Hoyer

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This is a guy who will be fighting for his starting job in the next few months. If he ends up losing the job to Manziel though, then I could see him demanding a trade to another team.

11. Terrell Pryor

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11. Terrell Pryor

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Pryor is not a happy camper at the moment, and he is another player on this list who could get moved before the season starts. He was another veteran signal caller who got some bad news on draft night.

10. JaDeveon Clowney

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10. JaDeveon Clowney

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They considered trading this pick before the draft, and so does it not stand to reason that they would be willing afterwards? It is not likely, but I needed to put him on this list just to cover my bases.

9. Sammy Watkins

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9. Sammy Watkins

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This guy is probably the least likely to get traded, but you never know what is going to happen when a team's ownership is somewhat in flux. I mainly put him on this list to anger all my Clemson Tiger friends out there.

8. Ndamukong Suh

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8. Ndamukong Suh

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Suh might be the best defensive player in the league if you go on pure talent, but I know J.J. Watt might have something to say about that. It is amazing to me that the Detroit Lions' defensive lineman is even in trade rumors, and the franchise would be wise to fix that.

7. Alex Smith

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7. Alex Smith

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The Chiefs recently signed Aaron Murray to a contract, and if Smith struggles to start the year then they could go for a reboot. I am rooting for Smith, but the reality is that they almost drafted Johnny Manziel.

6. Champ Bailey

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6. Champ Bailey

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It will be strange to see Bailey in a New Orleans Saints' jersey, and I am rooting for the future Hall of Fame corner to make a return to Washington before his career is finished.

5. Aldon Smith

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5. Aldon Smith

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There is kind of a theme to this list, and it might be off the field issues. Maybe not, I will leave it up to you. Smith could be facing punishment from the league, but after that has been served the 49ers could look to move him for some draft picks down the line.

4. Ray Rice

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4. Ray Rice

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Rice has had a bit of legal trouble this offseason, and so trading him might not even be an option. I'm sure that there are some Raven fans who would be glad to see the back of him.

3. Arian Foster

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3. Arian Foster

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Foster could be due for a pay raise this offseason, and as a result he could get moved if the Texans lose a few games to start the year. They might just decide to cash in on what they can get for their running back, and then try their luck in next summer's draft.

2. Bryce Brown

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2. Bryce Brown

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The Bills' player may have just been moved, but it would still not shock me to see a lot of players in that organization get traded if things go badly this season. I feel bad for Brown, because Chip Kelly's offense is going to make a lot of their players look good next year.

1 Kirk Cousins

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1 Kirk Cousins

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This one could be the most likely to happen if the Redskins hit a skid early in the year. It would obviously be terrifying to Washington fans to lose RGIII's backup, but the reality is that there might not be enough talent on the team defensively to contend for a championship. Isn't that the whole point? I think a trade might be in order.


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  • armando cuesta

    So you put players on this list to ‘anger some folks’, ‘cover your bases’, etc? next time you decide to doodle….keep it to yourself. Utter waste of time.