NFL Trade Rumors: Andre Johnson or Justin Blackmon Deals To Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers or Patriots Possible?

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Jan 10, 2014 11:45 AM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson
Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) intercepts a pass intended for Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. (Photo : Reuters) "

The NFL offseason is still officially weeks away as the playoffs continue to shake themselves out and for the teams not in the postseason, their focus is on the moves to make and this year there could be an uptick in offseason trades and some possibilities include Andre Johnson or Justin Blackmon and some teams that could be interested includes Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots.

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All those teams have some type of issue at wide receiver and they all ranked in the bottom part of the league in receiving yards per game and that could make these deals interesting once the Super Bowl champions is crowned. There is a chance that Johnson's possible trade demands from the season will subside now that Bill O'Brien is head coach, but after losing 14 straight games on the season and dealing with a very tough year, Johnson may be ready to move on. The Texans are a team that could flip things around very quickly ala the Kansas City Chiefs and that would be something that could keep him in Houston.

Blackmon's situation is interesting, as the Jaguars love his talent but understand that he has some issues and with the team rebuilding, they could get some draft picks while offloading him, as a number of teams will be interested if he hits the block. The 49ers had injuries to Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham this season and while Crabtree came back healthy and strong, the team needs more depth with Anquan Boldin and perhaps a hardnosed coach like Jim Harbaugh could be a good influence for Blackmon. According to Pro Football Talk, the Colts could be a destination for Blackmon, as the team has questions about the future with Reggie Wayne and he would make a great pair with emerging star TY Hilton, who had a huge playoff game last week against the Chiefs.

Blackmon was having a great season in the games that he played in, but after being suspended for the first four games and then losing the rest of his season, his future could be up in the air. Blackmon was very productive with 29 catches for 415 yards and a touchdown in the game that he played and in 2012 he was solid with 64 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns and now he could be moving on. Both Johnson and Blackmon are very talented receivers and if they are on the trading block, all those teams and others could be interested in making a move.

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