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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Fire sale in Denver?

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

It could be an interesting 48 hours in Denver.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that receiver Eddie Royal joins receiver Brandon Lloyd on the trading block. The trade deadline is Tuesday.

Both players are free agents at the end of the season and likely not in Denver’s long-term plans. If the rebuilding team can add a couple of draft picks in return for the players, it’d probably jump at the chance.

The Rams and the Patriots are reportedly among the teams interested in Lloyd. I could see Washington looking into Royal. Mike Shanahan drafted Royal and he had great success as a rookie in Shanahan’s offense.

Meanwhile, Mortensen is reporting Denver likely will not deal quarterback Kyle Orton before the deadline. Orton is being replaced by Tim Tebow moving forward.