Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB
The Cardinals used a first-round pick on Haason Reddick in 2017, and the hybrid edge/off-ball linebacker out of Temple looked like a potential star at the next level.
He’s certainly shown flashes of his ability in three seasons but the Cardinals were hoping for more than a player who plays just 61 percent of snaps and with his role diminishing from 2018 to 2019, coupled with the addition of Isaiah Simmons, Reddick could be dealt to the highest bidder before the 2020 season.
He could make a trading team look pretty smart.
San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DL
The 49ers traded away DeForest Buckner in the 2020 offseason, then replaced him with first-round defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw.
Solomon Thomas was the first draft choice in John Lynch’s tenure as GM with the 49ers, a player he picked after trading one spot down with the Chicago Bears, and Thomas has simply not found his footing in the NFL.
Capable of playing some inside and out, Thomas played just 41 percent of the 49ers’ snaps last season and they have depth on the defensive line to maybe get some value for him ahead of the 2020 season.
Los Angeles Rams: Gerald Everett, TE
The Rams have Tyler Higbee atop the tight end depth chart, and they used a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Purdue’s Brycen Hopkins.
With Hopkins in the fold, Everett — in the final year of his contract — could be an attractive trade piece for teams as a receiving tight end.
The Rams could certainly use the future draft capital and if Everett is not in their future plans, they have enough talent at the skill positions to take on this loss for future assets.
Seattle Seahawks: Luke Willson, TE
The Seahawks brought in veteran Greg Olsen at the tight end position this offseason along with two 2020 NFL Draft picks — Colby Parkinson and Stephen Sullivan — to go with 2018 draft pick Will Dissly.
Luke Willson could be caught in a numbers game for the Seahawks despite having been around since 2013.
Some team looking for a well-rounded veteran tight end could come calling for a player like Willson before the 2020 season.