As predicted a bit, the upcoming NFL trade deadline is already being felt days before it comes around. Everson Griffen went from the Cowboys to the Lions while Carolos Dunlap is no longer on the Bengals, he’s heading to the Seahawks as of reports on Wednesday.
Griffen and Dunlap are some of the first dominos to fall in terms of defensive line movement. Who could be next? Reportedly the Bills’ Trent Murphy might be near the top of that list. Per ESPN’s Dan Graziano, Murphy’s name has been “discussed” in regard to potential deals that could be en route.
In addition, the report also indicates that the Falcons’ Takk McKinley could also be on the move.
So, Everson Griffen to Lions and Carlos Dunlap to Seahawks as D-lineman trade market starts to move. Two other names I've been told are being discussed in potential trades around the league are Atlanta's Takk McKinley and Buffalo's Trent Murphy.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 28, 2020
Murphy, 29, is in the final year of a three-year contract he signed with the Bills worth $22.5 million. Prior to joining the Bills, Murphy suffered an ACL injury with Washington and missed the entire season the year before signing with the Bills. Buffalo had hoped Murphy would return to form, but during his tenure, Murphy mostly has not.