NFL Trade Deadline Rumors 2018: Demaryius Thomas to Texans, Tate to Eagles, Other News Ahead of Deadline

Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos catches a pass against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013, in Houston, Texas. Thomas could soon be a member of the Texans, trade rumors suggest. Bob Levey/Getty Images

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET and, with it, a flurry of rumors and reports on the latest rumors.

Reports suggest one major move has already gone down—Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been traded to the Houston Texans. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported he had been dealt for a fourth round pick and a swap of seventh rounders.

Terms: The #Texans are trading for #Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas in exchange for a 4th round pick and the teams are also swapping 7th rounders. Big move for Houston.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2018

"By trading Demaryius Thomas to Houston, Denver sheds $4 million in cap space this season and $14 million next season," ESPN's Adam Schefter added on Twitter.

Here are some of the other reports and rumors out there amid the big news that Thomas was traded.

Golden Tate

Shortly after the Thomas news, a report of another wide receiver being moved surfaced. Schefter reported Detroit Lions wideout Golden Tate had been dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third round draft pick. Tate, in excitable fashion, also reported the news himself on Twitter.

Detroit is trading WR Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round pick, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2018

It’s been real DETROIT! I’ll love ya forever. Philly Philly let’s get it!!

— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) October 30, 2018

Le'Veon Bell

Schefter posted that the disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers start would not be traded at the deadline because he had not yet reported to the team, meaning he could not be dealt.

Not that there was much doubt, but Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell won't be traded, because he can't be traded, because he still hasn't reported to the Steelers' and signed his franchise tender as of 1 pm. Without signing by 4 pm today, he can't be dealt. So no Bell trade this season.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2018

New England Patriots looking?

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported the Pats were looking for "a bonafide premium wide receiver, offering up high draft choices for that." But that was before two big names—Thomas and Tate—were successfully dealt elsewhere. What happens next in New England, if anything, remains to be seen.

Chiefs looking for defensive help

Multiple folks floated the idea that Kansas City could be potential landing sports for New York Giants defensive backs Landon Collins and Janoris Jenkins.

Chiefs are a team to watch this afternoon, especially if you're imagining destinations for Giants DBs Jenkins/Collins. They have two 2nd-round picks. Though as one person pointed out to me, it's theirs and the Rams' - could the last two picks of the round!

— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 30, 2018

Team to watch today at NFL trade deadline approaches: The Chiefs. They have some interest in Giants CB Janoris Jenkins. He could put an already powerful team over the top.

— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) October 30, 2018

Defensive players on the block

Rapoport listed a few other solid defensive players who could be moved on Tuesday, including the Cleveland Browns linebacker Jamie Colins, Green Bay Packers defensive back HaHa Clinton-Dix and Oakland Raiders pass-rusher Bruce Irvin.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified which team Thomas was traded to.

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