The Seattle Seahawks took advantage of the loss by the slumping San Francisco 49ers to move into first place in the NFC West on Sunday by coming from behind to defeat the Cleveland Browns. Then, on Monday the Hawks took advantage of the slumping New York Giants by trading for defensive lineman Leonard Williams ahead of the 2023 NFL Trade Deadline at 4 pm New York time.
The move cost the Seahawks a second round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and a fifth round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft, but gives Seattle a high quality player on the defensive line for the remainder of the season.
With the clock ticking on teams wanting to make moves, there could be a flurry of activity on Tuesday as the deadline approaches. However, one thing to note regarding the trade deadline is that it is no longer possible for teams to complete a trade such as the one the Seahawks and Giants did, as the process of the trading team eating part of a player’s contract requires two NFL business days. The reason for this is that the player must sign the reworked deal prior to 4 pm New York time on the first day, and then the new contract can be traded on the next league business day.
So, stay tuned to Field Gulls, where we’ll work to keep readers updated on all the trade news from across the NFL as the trade deadline approaches.
Seahawks acquire Leonard Williams from the Giants
Falcons look to add some defensive line help, too.
Sources: The #Falcons are trading for some defensive help, bringing in #Eagles DT Kentavius Street in a late-round pick swap. It’s a conditional 2024 sixth rounder (if he plays in at least 6 games) in exchange for a 2025 7th rounder. pic.twitter.com/Th92HQXQzc— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2023
Bears trading 2024 second-round pick to Commanders for DE Montez Sweat
Report: Commanders listening to Chase Young offers
Sources: The #Commanders may not be done... They are now taking calls on former No. 2 pick Chase Young. Could they trade both Montez Sweat and Young?— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2023
Report: Cardinals trading QB Joshua Dobbs to the Vikings
The #Vikings are trading for #AZCardinals QB Josh Dobbs, with plenty of starting experience, per me and @TomPelissero.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2023
It helps make up for the loss of Kirk Cousins. And gives MIN a chance… pic.twitter.com/TUEnTemakr
Report: Of course
Sources: Former No. 2 overall pick #Commanders DE Chase Young is being traded to the #49ers. Incredible. Likely a mid-round pick in 2024.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2023
After dealing Montez Sweat to the #Bears, Washington now trades Young to one of the NFL’s best. pic.twitter.com/pKuCkIw39U
Report: Packers dealing CB Rasul Douglas to Bills
As @RapSheet had first, the Packers have traded CB Rasul Douglas to the Bills, source confirms.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 31, 2023
Detroit Lions acquire WR Donovan Peoples-Jones from Cleveland