Which Washington Commanders players could be traded before the 2023 deadline as speculation surrounding a fire sale gathers pace?
The Washington Commanders could have done without yet another woeful display so close to the trade deadline. Sunday's thumping at the New York Giants raised further questions about where this franchise might be heading, which only piles pressure further on head coach Ron Rivera with Josh Harris' ownership group watching every move closely.
Losing against the Philadelphia Eagles would leave Washington at 3-5 and going nowhere fast, especially considering their daunting run of contests to close the campaign. According to Ben Standig of The Athletic, people around the league believe that the Commanders will be sellers before October 31, although nothing concrete has emerged as yet.
With plenty of established players looking for new deals and others facing uncertain futures, it's something for the Commanders to consider. Whether they'll get the right compensation to tempt them into pulling the trigger is another matter.
On this topic, here are seven Commanders players who might be traded if those in power do look to recoup assets before the deadline.
Commanders might trade Kamren Curl
We'll keep this one short because it's not something the Washington Commanders should seriously consider. However, Ben Standig of The Athletic mentioned Kamren Curl as a possible trade candidate in an article this week.
Curl has far exceeded expectations as a seventh-round selection. The productive safety is out of contract in 2024 and with no new deal imminent, the Commanders might explore options to get something back in return.
Although nothing should be dismissed entirely, this would not go down well. Curl is a fan favorite and one of the most consistent performers within the secondary, so letting him go is not smart business all things considered.