Tip Sheet: Let's make a deal

New free-agent landscape has made trades more feasible, attractive

Originally Published: March 12, 2010
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

What has transpired to this point in free agency, with seven veteran players changing franchises via trades, is essentially the equivalent of a runaway swap meet.

At least by NFL standards.

Through Thursday evening, there have been seven trades in the NFL since March 5, all of them involving a league veteran. If that doesn't seem like a lot of trade action, consider this: In the past three years, between March 1 and May 1, the league averaged eight trades that included at least ...

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