Sep 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (39) flexes his biceps against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 14-12. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Trade Rumors: Brandon Browner, Steven Jackson, Dwayne Bowe

I’ll keep the into short here. Lots of rumors flying around, and I thought I’d pass a few along. Try not to get too worked up about trade rumors though. This is the NFL, not baseball. Mid-season trades just don’t happen very often in football.


Rumors are flying around that the Jets and Patriots and others are trying to acquire cornerback Brandon Browner from the Seahawks. Don’t believe them, they aren’t true. Browner is a key piece of what the Seahawks do on defense, and is irreplaceable at this point. I have no idea where this rumor has come from. There’s just no way this is even being considered.

That doesn’t mean that the Seahawks aren’t shopping a corner. As I suggested earlier today, Marcus Trufant would make sense as a possible trade candidate. But the two starters aren’t going anywhere.


Reports are that the Rams are actively shopping Steven Jackson. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise since considering that he’s already been told that this is his last season in St. Louis. If the Rams can get an extra draft pick for Jackson at this point, they’d be crazy not to make the swap.

The obvious destination for Jackson would be either the Lions or the Packers. The Packers are in desperate need of help at RB, and Jackson would be a good fit there. The Lions have Leshoure, but don’t have any depth behind him and could use help at the position if they’re going to make a run and get back into the playoff picture.


The Dwayne Bowe rumors continue to fly, and the Seahawks are one of the teams that are always attached to the wide receiver. The pairing makes sense. Seattle needs a WR, and Bowe is the best one out there available. I just don’t think it gets done. Kansas City isn’t letting him go, and know that they can use either the franchise tag or transition tag on him in the offseason in order to keep him.

The Chiefs wont be letting Bowe leave cheaply. A 2nd round pick is the compensation I’m hearing that they’re looking for. I just can’t see anyone giving up that much for a half season rental on the wide receiver. I don’t expect Bowe to actually be moved before the deadline.

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  • Hawk_Eye

    Keith, your right. There is no way we trade Brandon Browner. It make no sense. It’s not like we have another young 6’4″ cornerback waiting in the wings. These guys don’t grow on trees.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      I think his name shows up because of an incorrect assumption. People hear Seattle and CB, know it’s not Sherman, and assume it’s Browner. Really should have assumed Trufant.

  • Jared Harrington

    Oh man, Jackson in GB would be a scary sight…

  • Garrick Escarte

    maybe more teams need to start shopping the CFL like we did instead of trying to get ours

  • Jimmy Clarke

    The Chiefs can’t tag Bowe after this year b/c they tagged him for this year. Cant do it 2 years in a row

    • 12thMan_Rising

      that’s not completely true. They can, but his contract will be for $11.2 mil. HUGE pay raise over this year’s tag #.

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