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The NFL trade deadline is 4pm today and the rumors of possible deals are more rampant than any year I can remember. Rarely does much happen at the NFL trade deadline, but this year could mark a change.


I'll continue to update this post as more rumors roll in.

There several reports saying that the Eagles have interest in Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez. Those are nothing new and for now they're more or less totally unsubstantiated. There's been no reports of an offer or anything on the Eagles behalf. It has been reported that the Giants offered a 6th round pick.

Chris Mortenson told ESPN radio that the Lions are shopping WR Roy Williams and that he was told the Eagles are among the teams who could be interested. NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cowboys have made an offer for Williams, but the Lions have not accepted it. He says the Lions are looking for more than a 1st round pick. Good luck getting that...

KC running back Larry Johnson is reportedly also on the trade block.

[Note by JasonB, 10/14/08 3:15 PM EDT ]  ESPN radio is reporting that the Giants, Bills, and Eagles have all made offers for Tony Gonzalez. Take that for what it's worth.

[Note by JasonB, 10/14/08 3:30 PM EDT ] Most reports now seem to suggest that the Eagles aren't that interested in Roy Williams and that they're much more interested in Gonzalez. Dallas appears to be the only team still in for Roy Williams. Half hour to go.

[Note by JasonB, 10/14/08 3:34 PM EDT ] Reportedly Chiefs GM Carl Peterson said that no deals will be made today

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Kansas City Chiefs president Carl Peterson gave every indication that his team will not be making a deal in the final hours before the NFL trade deadline of 4 p.m. ET, Tuesday.

"No, nada, nothing, zero," Peterson said, from the fall owners meetings, when asked if he had any possible deals for some of his high-priced veterans. TE Tony Gonzalez, RB Larry Johnson and CB Patrick Surtain have all been rumored to be on the trading block for the Chiefs, who are in rebuilding mode.

[Note by JasonB, 10/14/08 4:07 PM EDT ] Latest news is that the Lions have traded WR Roy Williams to Dallas for "at least one first round pick." Tony Gonzalez will not be traded.

[Note by JasonB, 10/14/08 4:12 PM EDT ] ESPN conflicts with the Schefter report saying that Williams was traded to Dallas for two 2nd round picks. Schefter says Dallas gave up a 1st, 3rd and 6th round pick.

[Note by JasonB, 10/14/08 4:21 PM EDT ] The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Dallas surrendered a first, a third, and a sixth for Williams. Wow... for an oft injured, underperfoming WR with an expiring contract? Williams has only played 16 games once.