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NFL Trade Rumors: Patriots may eye Doug Martin; Michael Griffin on block

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A look at the latest rumors and rumblings of players who could get dealt prior to the NFL trade deadline.

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The NFL trade deadline ends Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, and we're taking a look at the latest rumors and rumblings of players who could get dealt.

TheMMQB's Peter King doesn't anticipate an active NFL trade deadline, but says that Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter could be one the block, as well as Buccaneers RB Doug Martin, and the Patriots may be interested.

I said on NBC Sunday night that you could have Denver cornerback Tony Carter (everyone wants corners) for a mid- to late-round pick, and Mike Florio reported that the Patriots could be in the market for Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, who is having an awful year and hurt an ankle Sunday. Ahh, that Tampa-to-New England pipeline. Alive and well. …

Carter played in 12 games last season at cornerback, starting twice. However, the additions of Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby buried him on the depth chart, and he has now only appeared in three games all season, notching two tackles.

As for the Buccaneers, they are also shipping WR Vincent Jackson, and they're reportedly seeking a second-round pick for him, per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, who also mentions the Browns as a team to watch for him.

Jackson is unlikely to be still getting his $10M annual salary from the Bucs by the time they turn things around, and while you don't have to make a move and he's still a quality receiver, this team might as well get as young as possible.

I know they want a second for him but I'd settle for a third. How about the Browns? They have plenty of cap space and imagine if they added Jackson and then get Josh Gordon back from suspension in a few weeks? They'd actually have some legit targets for Brian Hoyer to hit on the outside.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that the interested parties in Jackson include the Eagles, Patriots and Seahawks.

Rams defensive tackles Kendall Langford is another name to watch at the deadline, says Rapoport. Langford has fallen behind Aaron Donald on the depth chart, and is now on pace for only 21 tackles this season. Other than that, the Rams DT has been a solid presence on the interior, including last year's  49 tackles and five sacks.

The Eagles are looking to deal for a "starting-caliber safety," per Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk. One that could be available: Bucs safety Dashon Goldson, per Jason La Canfora.

And if anyone wants to eat half of Dashon Goldson's $6M salary, take anything you can get. Can't imagine picking up his 2015 roster bonus of $3M.

Rapaport also reported Goldson, as well as Titans safety Michael Griffin, could be on the block.