Trade Rumors: Packers, Smith, Byard, Raiders, Broncos, Jeudy, Sutton, Rams

Preston Smith, who is currently under his second contract with the Packers through 2026, is drawing interest in scouting circles as the NFL trade deadline approaches. Smith’s contract would be relatively easy for another team to absorb, with a restructured 2023 salary of $1.17 million and no guaranteed money remaining on the deal post-2023. The Packers have a clear option for an extension in Rashan Gary, and they also drafted pass rusher Lukas Van Ness in April.

Kevin Byard, a safety for the Titans, declined a pay-cut request from the team this offseason but didn’t seek a trade despite the Titans’ 2-4 record. The Eagles inquired about Byard’s availability, and the Titans ultimately traded him to Philadelphia for draft picks and safety Terrell Edmunds. Byard, a Philly native, spent his entire college and pro career in Tennessee and is signed through 2024.

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The Raiders, who suffered a significant loss to the Bears and have a 3-4 record, are not yet in sell mode. They are reportedly still looking at potential buyer’s moves, with a focus on acquiring a pass rusher. There have been discussions about parting ways with Hunter Renfrow, but the team’s plan to develop Tyree Wilson as a pass rusher was disrupted after Chandler Jones’ release.

The Broncos are not committed to trading one of their wide receivers before the deadline. Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton were frequently mentioned as trade options in the offseason, but if Denver doesn’t receive a substantial offer, they are willing to keep both and continue building on offensive improvements.

Despite recent rumors, the Rams are not expected to be significant players in the trade market before the deadline. Head coach Sean McVay has indicated that the team will likely not make any notable moves this year.

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