Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
R U Kid Ing Me
When was the last time anyone every heard of a team trading for a player before cuts? I’m going to guess never. Why would a team trade for a player that might get cut? Even if a player gets put on the practice squad another team can pick them up.
I don't think it's that unheard of. If there's a specific player you want, it makes sense to give up a draft pick to ensure that you get him. If he gets cut, there's no guarantee you'll be awarded the waiver claim (unless you're the Lions).
Ex. If the Pats really wanted Damon Huard to backup Brady, it's smart of them to trade for him then to gamble another team will claim him off waivers if/when he's cut.
To answer the original post, I don't think any of those guys are worth trading for, but that's just my opinion. I'm no GM
[ Edited by olapac on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:01:26 ]