Five trades the Redskins could explore making before the NFL season

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LANDOVER, MD – JANUARY 10: Tight end Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins celebrates with teammate tackle Trent Williams #71 after scoring a second-quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Washington Redskins have less than a week before they have to make roster cuts. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five extremely hypothetical trades the team could explore making before the NFL season starts.

The 2019 NFL season is almost upon us, and that means that one of the darker days in the NFL calendar is coming. Over the course of the weekend, teams will have to trim rosters from 90 to 53 players. While many of the briefly unemployed players will be re-signed to practice squads days later, there will still be many, many players that see their NFL dreams come to an end.

Throughout the week in the lead up to roster cuts, there will be a lot of activity from the 32 NFL teams. After all, there is still one preseason game left, and teams do have to field a roster for that one. That said, players that have secured a roster spot don’t often play much in those games. So, teams sometimes have to make minor moves to ensure that they have enough depth at every position. Otherwise, the fourth preseason game would be tough to evaluate and thus, would be more pointless than it already is.

Because of the need for depth at various positions for both preseason and regular season games, teams could be more active on the trade market than usual. There are already some strong trade winds blowing in the NFL, so it seems that something is going to happen. And the Redskins will be a team to watch at this time.

The Redskins have a disgruntled star (Trent Williams) and an unsettled tackle position as a result. They also have depth at some positions and could potentially attempt to trade some of their excess depth to accrue draft assets. Nothing is guaranteed, but they are in a position to buy and sell at some positions. It’s just about whether or not they’re willing to make a move.

With that in mind, it’s time for the fun part of the NFL season where we get to project some potential trades that could make sense for the Redskins. Now, it’s important to note that these are just some ideas and frameworks for deals. These aren’t likely to happen by any means, but they do at least make some sense for the two teams involved.

So, let’s have some fun. Here’s a look at some potential trades the Redskins could consider, starting with one involving their aforementioned disgruntled star.

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