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Is A Marcus Peters, Jarvis Landry Trade Possible?

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Now that the Miami Dolphins have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Jarvis Landry, the franchise will head to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine, possibly looking to work out a trade.

In other AFC-related news the Kansas City Chiefs may be looking to deal cornerback Marcus Peters and that other NFL teams are under the belief that he may be available.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that Chiefs’ owner Clark Hunt has some concerns with Peters’ behavior last season, so much so that there may be some questions regarding his long-term future in Kansas City.

ProFootballTalk.com and CBSports.com both reported that the Chiefs are ready to listen to offers for Peters, despite his talent and career trajectory.

So, would a potential Landry/Peters deal make sense?

Kansas City will certainly be in the market for a pass-rusher and seem to be looking toward a youth movement, hitching their wagon to 2nd-year signal caller Patrick Mahomes.

For Mahomes to develop and succeed, they may want to add a solid, proven veteran receiver as a go-to weapon for Mahomes and Landry fits that mold perfectly.

On the flip side Miami would make a huge jump defensively by adding Peters and the All-Pro corner would be an excellent addition to a secondary unit that includes the likes of Reshad Jones and the up-and-coming Xavien Howard, who broke out during the stretch run of the 2017 regular season.

The Dolphins also have the promising Cordrea Tankersley, who flashed plenty of potential last season, as well as the returning Tony Lippett, who had a solid 2016 campaign but missed all of 2017.

Miami adding Peters would allow them to focus on other areas of need in the draft and free agency, including linebacker, offensive line and quarterback.

The Miami Herald reported that with the tag, Landry became the third-highest-paid receiver in the league behind Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown and Houston Texans’ receiver DeAndre Hopkins, so Landry would be an expensive addition for any team.

Miam’s asking price could be sky high with other teams, as they may be seeking a 1st round pick and maybe more in return.

Since the Dolphins haven’t had the best luck with recent drafts, a proven commodity such as Peters may be enticing.

But Peters, who is only 25, will command big money too, and that’s where this potential trade scenario becomes a bit muddied.

The Chiefs would have to work out a long-term deal with Landry if they want to make this deal work and the Dolphins will want to do the same with Peters. This equals a lot of moving parts to make this trade work, despite how it may work on paper.

Look, the trade makes sense for both teams and it may even be kicked around in the latest NFL rumor reports.

It is possible that a deal like this could be discussed, but with both Peters and Landry viewed as elite players, there will be a lot of suitors for both players.

I believe this trade makes the most sense, for both teams from a football standpoint, but there are behavior issues with both.

So why would the Chiefs, who have concerns with Peters behavior, make a trade for another player, in this case Landry, who comes with his own issues, and vice versa for Miami?

At the end of the day both organizations could view the scenario as worthwhile as a change of scenery and a new organization could be the fix for both.

We’ll just have to see, but this trade could be the banner blockbuster of 2018 if it goes down, and in my opinion, it should.

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Jets Sign David Fales

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David Fales

The New York Jets have signed veteran quarterback David Fales, who is very familiar with head coach Adam Gase, according to the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta.

Fales will now backup Luke Falk, who takes over as the starter until Sam Darnold is healthy enough to return.

Fales spent time with Gase while both were with the Miami Dolphins, and while the two were together with the Chicago Bears.

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Steelers Sign Paxton Lynch to Practice Squad

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran quarterback Paxton Lynch to their practice squad.

Lynch, a former first round pick by the Denver Broncos, has been a bust during his career and recently failed to make the Seattle Seahawks final roster following the conclusion of the preseason.

With Mason Rudolph under center in the wake of Ben Roethlisberger’s injury, Lynch becomes another security blank for the Steelers moving forward.

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Raiders Release Jonathan Cooper

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The Oakland Raiders have released veteran guard Jonathan Cooper, according to an official team announcement.

Cooper’s release cleared the necessary roster spot needed for the return of Richie Incognito, who served a two-game suspension.

Cooper has been inactive for the past two weeks.

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