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The Jets were making big trade demands for Sheldon Richardson

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Last week, the NFL's trade deadline came and passed with little action at all - not counting Jamie Collins to the Browns - despite several rumoured moves apparently in the offing.

One of the star players who looked to be set for a move was New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, who was apparently on the trade block with his rookie contract coming to an end soon.

However, the Jets were unable to shop the talented force on the D-line despite there being some teams interested in his services. The reason? The Jets were just demanding too much for Richardson.


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According to a report from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys held talks with the Jets about acquiring Richardson, right up until the New York franchise demanded a first round pick for the big man.

"It’s true that the Cowboys had interest in Richardson to upgrade the defensive line," Clarence Hill wrote earlier today. 

However, the deal didn't see the light of day.

"The deal was dead on takeoff because the Jets wanted a first-round pick in return for Richardson, per a source," he added. "A first-round pick in 2017 or a first-round pick in 2018 was the asking Price, the source said."

With Richardson reportedly in Todd Bowles' bad books for missing a team meeting, it's looking more and more like the former Missouri man will be staying with Gang Green passed the end of the season.

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