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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Would Schefter's trades benefit Denver?

By Bill Williamson

Thursday on SportsCenter, Adam Schefter looked at some trades that he thinks makes sense before Tuesday’s trading deadline. However, Schefter made a point of saying that he doesn’t expect these trades to go down.

They are simply trades he thinks should happen.

He proposed an intriguing deal that would send Brian Dawkins back to Philadelphia. Schefter suggests the 1-4 Broncos deal linebacker D.J. Williams and Dawkins to the Eagles -- who are the biggest disappointment in the NFL at 1-4 -- for a third-round pick.

The Eagles need linebacking help and Williams would be an upgrade. Bringing back Dawkins -- one of the most popular Eagles’ players in history -- would be a sign of good faith to a fan base that is up in arms because of the Eagles’ poor start. Dawkins departed the Eagles for Denver as a free agent in 2009.

Wesley Woodyard was a tackling machine this season when he replaced an injured Williams and Dawkins likely won’t be back next season. The Broncos are all about the future, so adding a solid draft pick could be intriguing.

Still, as Schefter said, this deal was formed in his mind, not in the front office of either team.

Schefter also proposed that Denver trade quarterback Kyle Orton -- who was replaced by Tim Tebow this week as Denver’s starter -- to Miami for a fifth-round pick. I’m all for it. I think Denver should part ways with Orton now. Of course, the Broncos almost traded Orton to the Dolphins right after the lockout ended. He is a free agent after the season. Ironically, the Dolphins host the Broncos in the first game after the trade deadline on Oct. 23.