The NFL Trade Deadline closes at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Here, we’ll track the latest updates and rumors on running back trades and signings ahead of the deadline.
2023 NFL Trade Deadline: RB rumors, news
Rumor: Derrick Henry unlikely to get traded
Henry missed the deadline to renegotiate his contract, which currently ends when the 2023 season finishes. He will likely be a free agent in this upcoming offseason after finishing the year with the Titans.
Any longshot chance of a potential Derrick Henry deal diminished even further at 4 pm ET today, when the deadline passed for him to restructure his contract ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline. Henry has $5.5M left on his deal. “I don’t think it’s going to happen,” a source said.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2023
Rumor: Teams are inquiring about Saquon Barkley, but Giants holding off
Despite the New York Giants’ 2-6 start to their season, they are reportedly not taking offers for star running back Saquon Barkley, their biggest asset. Barkley has been with the Giants since he was drafted in 2018.
Inquiries have still arisen on #Giants RB Saquon Barkley, but said teams are being told he 'isn't going anywhere.'— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 30, 2023
Barkley is not only a core piece, but the clear face of the franchise.
Rumor: Teams are inquiring about Patriots RB Ezekiel Elliott
Prior to the deadline, some RB-needy teams are reaching out to the Patriots about former Pro Bowler Ezekiel Elliott, per Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz. He does not mention names, but could a Cowboys reunion be on the horizon?
Sources: RB-needy teams have reached out to the #Patriots about the availability of RB Ezekiel Elliott.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) October 31, 2023
Elliott will be a free agent again after this season. The 2x All-Pro has 260 yards and 2 TDs this year. @BleacherReport pic.twitter.com/ixuoa5zVcB