A Pro Football Talk article from this morning speculates that there may be some stepped-up trade activity today as teams look to fill needs on their rosters by trading away either lower-round draft picks or players in positions of strength.
The Redskins made a trade on cutdown day last year when they shipped cornerback Justin Tryon to the Colts for a seventh-round draft pick. Tryon played in 12 games for the Colts, starting six, and the Redskins took linebacker Markus White with the Colts’ draft selection.
One position where the Redskins seem to have an excess of talent is a wide receiver. Either talented rookie Niles Paul or veteran Donte Stallworth, or perhaps both, will have to be released.
Paul was a fifth-round draft pick in April. Another team might not be willing to give up that much for him but perhaps they would part with a sixth. The Redskins would only do this is they did not have a place for him on the roster and if they believed that they would not be able to get him through waivers to the practice squad.
It is very unlikely that a team will give up even a seventh for Stallworth, who will be 31 in November. However, a receiver-needy team that is deep at defensive end or in the interior offensive line might be willing to ship a player who otherwise would have been cut to Washington to pick up Stallworth.