The Bills hold steady at the NFL Trade Deadline

October 29, 2019

There was plenty of discussion amongst fans and media members leading up to the NFL Trade Deadline, but the day did not live up to the hype.

Just one trade was made around the league on Tuesday, and it was a salary dump move by the Los Angeles Rams to send cornerback Aqib Talib to the Miami Dolphins for a future fifth round pick.

Like the 29 other teams around the league, the Buffalo Bills did not make a trade before the 4 p.m. deadline.

And there it goes — the NFL trade deadline has passed and the Bills have stood pat. This sends a clear message that Buffalo's front office *still* prioritizes its future over loading up for a run during a down year in the AFC...

Bills have extra...

— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) October 29, 2019

Wide receiver was a popular idea for Bills fans, but none of the rumored receivers were traded. Players like Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, New York Jets wideout Robby Anderson, and San Francisco 49ers receiver Dante Pettis all stayed put with their respective teams.

The Bengals never seemed willing to move Green, despite the fact that the team is 0-8 to start the season and they are benching quarterback Andy Dalton for fourth round rookie Ryan Finley. There was never any reporting that made it seem as though Green was close to being traded out of Cincinnati.

The Washington Redskins looked to move holdout left tackle Trent Williams before the deadline, but several reports indicated that the team's price was too high. After not being dealt, Williams ended his six-month holdout from the team, but reports are indicating that he still does not intend to play for the Redskins.

Washington is in Buffalo this Sunday to take on the Bills at New Era Field.

While the Jets were fielding calls for Anderson, the team was also in trade talks surrounding safety Jamal Adams. Teams like the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens had reportedly talked with the Jets about acquiring the Pro Bowl defensive back, however neither team could strike a deal before 4 p.m.

The Jets were active on the trade wire on Monday, sending defensive lineman Leonard Williams across the hallway at MetLife Stadium to the New York Giants in exchange for a third round pick in 2020 and a conditional fifth round pick in 2021.

The Dolphins were also active on Monday with the anticipated trade of running back Kenyan Drake, who was sent to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional sixth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The team was going to bench Drake for their Monday Night Football matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers in order to keep him healthy before the deadline, but was able to move the 25-year-old earlier that morning.