Open thread: Deal or no deal?

Open thread: Deal or no deal?
October 29, 2013, 5:15 am
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Your Tuesday morning open thread:

The NFL trade deadline comes today at 4:00 Eastern Daylight Time. Will the Redskins make a trade?

Speculation centers on two possibilities, one incoming and one outgoing. The player the Redskins reportedly would like to move is tight end Fred Davis. In fact, Pro Football Talk reports that the Redskins are "aggressively" shopping Davis. Will they be able to pull off a deal and what do you think would be a fair return for Davis, who is just 27 and has 158 career receptions for 1,998 yards and 12 touchdowns?

The player who has been discussed as a possible trade target of the Redskins is Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon. The Browns gave up a second-round pick in the 2012 supplemental draft to take one of Robert Griffin III's favorite targets at Baylor. They would like to get a second-rounder back. 

Gordon is just 22 and in his second year in the league. He has shown some flashes of brilliance, averaging 16.9 yards on his 82 career receptions with eight touchdowns. 

A second is a steep price, especially since the Redskins will make their final installment on the Griffin trade in the form of giving up their first this year. But it's becoming more and more evident that they need more targets for Griffin. What are the chances they will find someone as good a Gordon, who has a degree of proven ability, with their second-round pick? 

It should be noted that Gordon could face a yearlong suspension due to previous violations of the substance abuse program, something that will make a team like the Redskins pause before pulling the trigger on a deal.

So, do the Redskins get any action today? Davis or anyone else leaving? Gordon or anyone else coming? Speculate away.

Also, check out Redskins Pulse for the latest trade deadline chatter.