Well don’t get too down on yourself. We’ve already seen pro-bowlers like Albert Haynesworth, Chad Ochocinco and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie switch teams. And there could be more players being traded before the end of camp. Here are some of the better players who could be in a new uniform by the time the season kicks off in September.
- Asante Samuel is a four-time pro-bowler and two-time Super Bowl Champion. But after the Eagles added both Asomugha and Rodgers-Cromartie (hopefully whoever embroiders Eagles jerseys gets paid by the letter) the Central Florida alum could be on the way out of town. Yesterday at camp he told reporters “I want to be where I’m wanted.” Plenty of teams should want him too. The Falcons may make a run for him. The Cardinals, who dealt away Rodgers-Cromartie and missed on Asumugha could be another landing spot. Bill Belichick’s been trade happy lately, so I wouldn’t rule out Asante returning to his old team.
- Osi Umenyiora nearly held out of Giants camp, and was given permission to seek a new team. Umenyiora is a two-time pro-bowler and a Super Bowl Champion. Two AFC East Rivals, the Patriots and Jets, have been mentioned as possibilities. New England is seemingly moving to a 4-3, and would need a pass-rusher to fit that scheme while the Jets under Rex Ryan always seem to look for additional men to get to the quarterback.
- Kyle Orton might be the most disrespected man in football. In his career he’s thrown 71 touchdowns to 48 interceptions. Not great numbers, but certainly better than other starters around the league. Denver is trying to shop him because former head coach Josh McDaniels drafted Tim Tebow in the first round of last year’s draft. While Orton has impressed in camp so far, it’s expected Tebow will be the starter. The Dolphins were interested in Orton but signed Matt Moore instead. Orton could take his talents to South Beach, considering ‘Phins fans have been chanting “we want Orton.” The Redskins should also consider dealing for the Purdue product.
- Carson Palmer wants out of Cincy. Owner Mike Brown has refused to deal him, but after trading away Ochocinco, he should seriously getting something for Palmer. But then again Brown consistently ranks amongst the worst owners in the league and all of sports. So Palmer should get used to golfing.