NFL rosters: One player from every team likely to be traded

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Cameron Brate, NFL Rosters
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cameron Brate, TE

The Buccaneers made the trade before the 2020 NFL Draft for tight end Rob Gronkowski, and everyone assumed they would be trading OJ Howard as part of that deal.

Not only did they not trade Howard, but they also kept veteran Cameron Brate around as well.

The Bucs could be using more of the tight ends in 2020, but Brate would be a well-priced option for any trading team and could give a veteran presence in the passing game.

New Orleans Saints: Jameis Winston, QB

The New Orleans Saints’ signing of quarterback Jameis Winston this offseason was genius for a few reasons, one of which being the potential that Winston could either be the heir to Drew Brees or possibly a coveted preseason trade target.

The Saints traded for Teddy Bridgewater the same year he signed a free agent deal with the New York Jets, and could perhaps get even better value for the former first-overall pick Winston should some team suffer an injury at quarterback.

Winston’s contract is tradeable, and the Saints seem very invested in Taysom Hill.

Carolina Panthers: Curtis Samuel, WR

The Panthers really don’t have much they can give away at this point.

Curtis Samuel is probably too talented for them to give away, but he’s in the final year of his rookie contract and other teams around the league might offer a nice draft pick for him.

It would be surprising if the Panthers traded Samuel or made anything but minor moves. Their roster is in year one of a rebuilding phase, so anyone from the previous regime is probably available for a price.

Atlanta Falcons: Alex Mack, C

The Falcons moved up in the 2020 NFL Draft to select Temple’s Matt Hennessy, who has the look of a day one starter in the NFL.

Alex Mack is the incumbent for the Falcons and a proven veteran, who happens to be in the final year of his contract.

It would cost some team Mack’s $8 million base salary, but he’s a player who could be moved before the season.