The Saints maintain that they have no interest in trading Michael Thomas despite Thomas’ camp searching for potential deals. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirms that there is no movement toward a trade and MT will stay in New Orleans through the end of the season.
Thomas hasn’t played since Week 1 because of various injuries. He initially had a high-ankle sprain and picked up a hamstring injury along the way. There were reports that he was moving in the right direction to play in Week 5, though he was suspended for that contest after getting into an altercation with a teammate.
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- Dolphins RB Jordan Howard and Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister as two other players who could be moved, Rapoport adds in the same piece. In Miami, Myles Gaskins has taken full control of the top running back spot. In Seattle, Greg Olson, and Will Dissly are both firmly ahead of
- Washington edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan has requested a trade, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Kerrigan is in the last year of his contract, so it’s possible the request could be a leverage play. Either way, ESPN’s John Keim reports that there isn’t much interest from around the league in trading for Kerrigan.
- The Texans are at the center of the trade market, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes. One executive believes Houston could move as many as five players. The Packers have interest in Will Fuller and that could heat up as we near the deadline, however, it will likely take a high draft pick to convince the Texans to move Fuller.
- Wideout Kenny Stills has also drawn some interest, though rival clubs see the contracts for Stills and Randall Cobb as reasons for concern. Former defensive player of the year J.J. Watt may be open to a trade, though it’s unlikely that other teams value him as high as the Texans do given his age and contract.
- La Canfora also notes that teams have called the Jets about WR Breshad Perriman and TE Chris Herndon. It’s hard to envision that New York has a high price tag on either player.