3 wide receivers Washington should inquire about before the NFL Trade Deadline


The Washington Football Team could use an upgrade at the wide receiver position as the Nov. 3 NFL Trade Deadline approaches. Here are a few names that are rumored to be available that Washington could inquire about to bolster the group.

Kenny Golladay | Detroit Lions
• Kenny Golladay has been on breakout watch for some time now but the Lions haven't been able to capitalize on his talents and make a postseason run. If Golladay is available for the right offer, Washington should pounce on a trade and never look back. The Giants have been rumored to be interested in making a move for the 6-foot-4 deep threat. At just 26 years old and coming up on his fifth-year option, Washington could bring in the former Northern Illinois star and see if he's the foundational piece it needs alongside Terry McLaurin.

Michael Gallup | Dallas Cowboys
• It would take a lot for Dallas to move on from Michael Gallup, and even more for them to consider moving him within the NFC East. With the Cowboys' season heading down the drain after losing Dak Prescott for the year to a fractured ankle, they have begun the fire sale, moving on from DE Everson Griffen and releasing DT Dontari Poe. After signing Amari Cooper to a five-year $100 million deal during free agency and selecting Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb in the first round of April's draft, Gallup has been slowly phased out of the offense. On a rookie-scale salary below seven figures, he could offer a ton to a team like Washington that needs weapons outside.

Michael Thomas | New Orleans Saints
• It is extremely unlikely that Thomas gets unloaded by the Saints, but there have been rumblings over the past few weeks that the former Ohio State star could be on the move after having multiple rifts with the organization, including an incident when he punched a teammate during practice. If they didn't want those rumors known to the outside world, Sean Payton would have made sure it stayed internal. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, "The Thomas camp has tried to get another team to make the Saints an offer for the man who set the single-season receiving record in 2019." When healthy, Thomas is arguably one of the top-five wide receivers in football and he would provide Washington's offense with a dynamic weapon that the team has lacked for years. Trading Thomas would result in a $20 million cap charge for the Saints in 2020, but getting his salary off the books would drop that number to $7.4 million, so they would need a monster offer to even consider it.