Ten NFL players who should be traded
Teams might take a chance on Moss if they think he's the one ingredient missing from a Super Bowl run. He has made it clear he has nothing left to offer the Raiders, who are in shambles right now. Moss has looked awful this year, but he's still one of the most dangerous deep threats in the NFL and could shoot right back to star status in a new environment.
He's good enough to start for several teams right now, and the Falcons can't let his value dwindle away just because they're scared Michael Vick might get hurt. The Falcons would likely tender Schaub, a potential free agent, at a high rate in the offseason, which means it would take more than a first-rounder to sign him this spring, but I'm not sure teams would do that if Schaub sits on the bench all season.
His physical skills are still there, but the situation in Green Bay is just not working. Although it's impossible to picture Favre in another uniform, why not let him take one more shot at the playoffs? The Packers could save face by dealing him to a contender and then playing Aaron Rodgers, which is probably what they really want to do anyway.
The Chargers love Turner, but it's a shame to see a potential star relegated to part-time duty. Turner is averaging 6.8 yards per carry this season and could be a big addition to a team such as the Jets or the Browns, who have no plan for the future at running back.
He has been deactivated for every game this season after starting off on the wrong foot with coach Art Shell. Porter said the Raiders should have hired Mike Martz instead of Shell and has made it clear he doesn't want to be in Oakland anymore. Porter led the Raiders with 76 catches last year and, at 28, should just be hitting his peak.
He has requested a trade, but the Titans haven't been willing to cooperate with the fourth-year running back, who is now third string behind Travis Henry and LenDale White in Tennessee. Brown has talent -- he rushed for 1,067 yards in just 11 games in 2004 -- but teams are worried about investing too much in him because he's perceived as injury-prone.
The former Falcon can't get off the bench in Washington. The Skins traded for the 254-pound back when they weren't sure about starter Clinton Portis' shoulder, but Portis looks fine. Duckett really doesn't add anything to this team, but he could be a good short-yardage back for several other teams.
McCareins looked like a budding star when he joined the Jets in 2004, but new coach Eric Mangini doesn't appear to like the 6-2 receiver. He has only six catches in five games and has little chance of moving up the depth chart.
If he ever was going to make any real progress in supplanting starter Byron Leftwich, it would have been in this offseason. It didn't happen. Many NFL folks think Garrard is talented enough to be a starter in the NFL, and there are teams that could use Garrard more than the Jags can. The Bucs reportedly were interested in the fifth-year QB after starter Chris Simms was injured.
Benson showed how hard he can run last week against the Bills, when he drove home two touchdowns in a blowout. The No. 4 pick of the 2005 draft appears to be the kind of running back who needs 20 or more carries per game to produce at his highest level -- and even with recent improvement, that's not going to happen in Chicago.