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Every year, in every sport there are significant rumblings about star players moving at the deadline. It just does not happen in the NFL the way it does in the NBA. Rarely does an elite talent get moved during the season. Here is the latest on rumors around the league.


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  • Rumors have been swirling around Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen. The Ravens inquired about him during their conversations last week. Many different reports linked him to the Cleveland Browns to replace Odell Beckham Jr. Nothing has materialized and the reports were laughably shot down by a Vikings coach, per Benjamin Allbright.
  • The Green Bay Packers reportedly inquired about Houston wideout Will Fuller, per The Athletic’s Aaron Reiss. Fuller has already caught 31 balls for 490 yards and five touchdowns. Putting him opposite Davante Adams and catching throws from Aaron Rodgers would give the Packers an incredible passing attack. Bill O’Brien is gone, so it remains to be seen if Texans players are as cheap as they once were.
  • Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley may be on the move just a few short years after being drafted in the first round. No deal is imminent, though teams expect him to move before the deadline, per Tom Pelissero. While no teams have emerged as a strong contender for his services, the 49ers, Seahawks, and Broncos could all benefit from some defensive line help.
  • Stephon Gillmore’s time in New England is likely up. There is currently no new word on where he may finish the year, but his home is on the market, per SportsLine’s Allan Bell. Gillmore listed the home with all offers being due at the NFL trade deadline.
  • The 49ers, continually hampered by injury, are unlikely to trade wide receiver Dante Pettis, per Cam Inman. Pettis has not seen the field this season after a disappointing campaign last year. With Deebo Samuel once again missing time, the 49ers are running out of bodies to line up each week.

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