The NFL trade deadline is 4 PM ET on Halloween, a little less than three weeks away. There's already been one deal made — Adrian Peterson from the Saints to the Cardinals — and more could be on the way.
Here are five more candidates to be traded and some potential landing spots.
Malcolm Butler, CB — New England Patriots
Butler hasn't played as well in 2017 as he did the past three seasons despite it being a contract year for the former Super Bowl hero. He's still a very capable CB2 with slot ability, so there's reason for teams with a need to have interest.
The issue is the contract. The trade cost may not be worth it — the Patriots aren't going to give him away for the sake of it — unless Butler is going to be around beyond 2018, so a trade and contract extension likely has to be part of a deal involving Butler.
FITS: Dallas, Washington, Cleveland, Carolina[divider]
Duane Brown, OT — Houston Texans
The 32-year-old tackle still is holding out and there have been rumors involving teams such as Seattle. Similar to Butler, however, trading for what amounts to around a half a season, so a player-satisfying extension is likely a necessity for a trade to make sense.
Brown would represent an upgrade for most teams at left tackle, but how many good years are left?
FITS: Minnesota, Seattle, Arizona, Tampa Bay[divider]
Kenny Vaccaro, S — New Orleans
Vaccaro, 26, is in the final year of his contract and while it seems odd a team like the Saints — starved for defense — would entertain trading a solid safety, the cost required to retain the Texas product is the key.
Future contract also is the reason New Orleans isn't likely to get anything better than a fifth-round pick for him without an extension in place with his new team. Without those extensions, it's not worth trading these types of players because the draft-pick compensation is likely to be just as good or better.
FITS: Dallas, Pittsburgh[divider]
T.J. Yeldon, RB — Jacksonville Jaguars
Yeldon is firmly behind Leonard Fournette on the depth chart and with Chris Ivory under contract, too, the Jaguars can afford to shop Yeldon in attempt to recoup a draft pick. In the right system, his physical skills suggest he could be a solid RB2.
FITS: Oakland, Detroit, Minnesota[divider]
Jarvis Landry, WR — Miami Dolphins
Landry remains the Dolphins' top target but after a 2-2 start and just 41 points scored, the next few weeks are critical to the immediate future plans.
Landry still has big upside, but he's not the deep threat Devante Parker is the team has a decision to make on his contract. If Miami finds themselves in playoff position in two weeks, hanging onto Landry will make sense. Otherwise, trading him to team willing to extend him should be the goal for Adam Gase and company.
FITS: Cleveland, Arizona, Indianapolis, Washington[divider]
Joe Staley, OT — San Francisco 49ers
Staley remains a solid left tackle at age 33 but the rebuilding 49ers may get more out of him by trading him than paying him his full $11 million salary in 2017 and $15.4 million cap hit over the next two seasons at ages 34 and 35.
In a league starving for OL play, GM John Lynch could add draft picks and ultimately younger talent to the mix by moving his veteran tackle.
FITS: Arizona, Tampa Bay, Houston, Seattle, Minnesota[divider]