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

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Derek Rivers, NFL Rosters
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 21: Tarik Cohen #29 of the Chicago Bears runs with the football ahead of Derek Rivers #95 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter at Soldier Field on October 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

AFC East

New England Patriots: Derek Rivers, EDGE

The Patriots used a third-round pick on Derek Rivers in 2017 because he had big-time upside as an edge player coming from a small school.

Through three seasons in the NFL, Rivers has only appeared in six regular season games (back in 2018). That lack of experience is certainly not going to have teams lining up to trade for him, but if a front office or coaching staff really liked his upside, they could send a late pick the Patriots’ way and try to get the best out of him.

New York Jets: Henry Anderson, DL

The Jets have a number of young players on the defensive line with starting potential, and while Henry Anderson has proven himself to be a capable starting player for the last six seasons, he is a guy the Jets could get some value out of before the 2020 season.

Anderson had seven sacks in 2018 and 16 QB hits. Some team could take a shot on him thinking they could extract that upside considering he’s still only 29.

Buffalo Bills: Harrison Phillips, DL

The Bills, despite losing Jordan Phillips to free agency and Star Lotulelei to opt-out in 2020, have one of the deepest defensive line rotations in football.

Harrison Phillips, a former third-round pick out of Stanford, could get caught in the numbers game.

Unless Phillips has a huge camp for Buffalo, it seems likely he’s not going to get a lot of snaps with Ed Oliver, Vernon Butler, and Quinton Jefferson ahead of him on the depth chart. Add in the versatility of top pick AJ Epenesa, and Phillips could be on the block.

Miami Dolphins: Josh Rosen, QB

Rosen has become less than an afterthought with Miami. The 2018 first-round pick had such huge potential at one point, but he’s struggled with a lot in his first two NFL seasons, not the least of which is stability in an organization.

The Cardinals ditched him after one year. The Dolphins didn’t put much confidence in him.

Some team that liked Rosen in the 2018 NFL Draft should make a move for him and properly develop him.