4 teams that should trade for Odell Beckham Jr. during the offseason

4 teams that should trade for Odell Beckham Jr. during the offseason

Odell Beckham Jr. is out for the season with a torn ACL, but these four teams should have interest in trading for him come the offseason. Fishing rights have dogged negotiators trying to craft a trade deal for the UK following its EU departure. Ryan Kerrigan could be traded by the Washington Football Team. If he is, these teams could have an interest in his services.

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Odell Beckham Jr. is of course out for the season, but these four teams should make a trade for him during the offseason.

Say what you will about Baker Mayfield being a more functional quarterback without him, but the Cleveland Browns are not a better team without Odell Beckham Jr. But after suffering a torn ACL in Week 7, Beckham is out for the rest of the 2020 season.

There’s no getting around the fact Beckham’s 23-game tenure with the Browns has been disappointing. He and Mayfield struggled to get on the same page last year (74 catches on 133 targets), as Beckham was playing at less than full strength and needed core muscle surgery during the offseason.

This year, the Browns formula to win has mostly been centered on the run game. But in the six games he finished, Beckham had 42 targets with at least eight targets three times. So it wasn’t really a question of involvement, with production tied to how well Mayfield played and a correlating level of opponent.

Beckham’s list of injuries adds something new every year (broken leg, quad, abdomen, torn ACL). But he is still only coming up on his 28th birthday (Nov. 5), and a torn ACL is not a career death knell.

Now though, there’s this report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Beckham has never seemed like a great fit for the smaller market Browns, as much as that matters in today’s world with geography no boundary to being a star.

The Browns have consistently batted back trade speculation related to Beckham, including early this season. But sometimes where there’s smoke there’s fire, and trade talk and Beckham is never that far away.

These four teams should keep an eye on Beckham’s progress from his torn ACL, and make a trade offer for him during the offseason.

With Ron Rivera in place as head coach, stability and a better culture are natural in Washington. The ultimately didn’t get him, but a free agent offer to Amari Cooper last offseason proves a desire to win now.

Washington has a question mark under center going forward, as they move off Dwayne Haskins and likely look to the 2021 draft for the next quarterback of the future (and possible the present). But they also have ample cap space to make a move for a veteran if they want to ($53.756 million right now, according to Over The Cap).

At least one writer thinks Dak Prescott could be in play for Washington in free agency come March. A pursuit of someone like Prescott definitely can’t be ruled out, along with a pursuit of a good wide receiver to pair with Terry McLaurin. Beckham, with little risk in terms of his contract going forward, could be that notable wide receiver target.

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Source: fansided.com

Author: by Mike Luciano


Are Brexit trade negotiators closer to solving a slippery issue?

Are Brexit trade negotiators closer to solving a slippery issue?

British and European trade negotiators are nearing an agreement on fishing rights, Bloomberg reports.

U.K. and European Union officials are zeroing in on a solution to break the eight-month deadlock over one of the biggest obstacles to their planned trade deal.

In a sign that an agreement could be struck by the mid-November deadline set by both sides, a compromise is emerging on the issue of what access EU boats will have to U.K. fishing waters, according to two people with knowledge of the EU side of the discussions.

The potential solution would allow Britain to claim it has won back control of its seas — a key government demand — and pave the way for the country’s fishing industry to catch more than it does currently.

But, significantly, it could defer crucial decisions over the exact quotas EU boats are allocated until a later date — meaning EU boats wouldn’t lose out immediately, and any disagreements over how the catch is divided up in the future wouldn’t necessarily torpedo the wider deal.

The pound trimmed its opening decline in early Asian trading, and was down 0.2% to $1.2925.

While fishing makes up only a tiny part of their economies, it is of totemic political importance to the U.K. and France, whose industry has relied on the ability to catch in seas around Britain for decades. The EU has made any wider deal on its future relationship with Britain conditional on reaching an accord on fish — and the issue had become one of the biggest roadblocks to a deal.

Fisheries is “equally important for both of us, France and the U.K., the EU and the U.K,” France’s Europe Minister, Clement Beaune, told the BBC on Sunday. “Let’s try to find a solution which respects both interests. I think it’s possible.”

Beaune said he was “cautiously optimistic” of reaching a wider accord “in the coming days — or two weeks let’s say” that would balance the priorities of both sides.

A U.K. government official declined to comment on the state of the negotiations with the EU, but added: “They need to reckon with the fact we will be an independent coastal state with control of our waters by the year’s end.”

The potential solution shouldn’t be described as a complete breakthrough just yet, the people said — but it represents a significant step forward on an issue where the two sides have been diametrically opposed. The EU is pushing for a more advantageous deal on fisheries in return for granting the U.K. access to the bloc’s energy market.

The people with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on condition on anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations, also cautioned that important disagreements between the two sides remain on other issues, notably on the level competitive playing field for business.

Negotiators worked around the clock in Brussels over the weekend, and plan to continue on Monday. They may pause later in the week so that the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier can update the bloc’s 27 governments, or to ask Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to intervene and resolve any outstanding disagreements.

In a further boost to chances of a deal, officials on both sides are playing down the significance of the passing, on Oct. 31, of the deadline for the U.K. to respond to the EU’s decision to start legal action for breaching the terms of the country’s Brexit divorce deal.

The British government, which has conceded that the plan it announced in September to rewrite parts of the agreement relating to Northern Ireland would break international law, didn’t respond by the deadline.

At one point the furor over the Internal Market Bill looked set to derail the negotiations on the future U.K-EU relationship, but one EU official said that while legal proceedings would continue, the bloc still hopes the matter could be settled amicably.

Source: www.aljazeera.com


Washington Football Team: Potential trade suitors for EDGE Ryan Kerrigan

Washington Football Team: Potential trade suitors for EDGE Ryan Kerrigan

Oct 25, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (91) reacts after recording a sack against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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Oct 25, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (91) reacts after recording a sack against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

News broke on Sunday morning that Washington Football Team edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan had requested a trade. Kerrigan has been with Washington since being a first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, so the news was somewhat surprising to hear, but that was the rumor, nonetheless.

Now, of course, it’s important to note that this is just a rumor and at this point in the season, it’s hard to know which rumors are true and which rumors are smoke.

And as ESPN’s Adam Schefter said, not only is Washington not planning on dealing Kerrigan, but one league source said that Kerrigan hadn’t demanded a trade.

Another source insisted to ESPN on Sunday that Kerrigan has not requested a trade. Multiple people around the NFL believe that Kerrigan values loyalty to the franchise and his family over money.

Again, these accounts seem to contradict one another. And Kerrigan doesn’t seem likely to be dealt.

That said, nobody knows what actually will happen in the next 24-48 hours. Things change, and it still is possible that Washington will consider trading some of the depth they have on the edge. Here’s a look at the teams that may have an interest in Kerrigan if he does end up on the trading block in the coming days.

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Source: riggosrag.com

Author: by Ian Cummings


4 teams that should trade for Odell Beckham Jr. during the offseason


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