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NFL trade deadline rumor roundup: Monday updates

We're one day away from the NFL trade deadline. We've discussed the deals that should happen, and gone over all the rumors from the weekend.

With time running down, here's a rundown of where we stand:

Jared Allen: Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, one of Allen's buddies, reported Sunday that Allen could be available for the right price. That price apparently would have to be higher than a third-round draft pick. Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf shot down the report to NBC's Michele Tafoya on Sunday night.

It sure sounds like Allen would be happy to get out of Minnesota, but it's not likely to happen. No one has the cap room or the desire to give up a high draft pick for him at this stage of his career.

Josh Gordon: The Cleveland Browns receiver continues to build his value with huge performances. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that it would take a second-round pick to acquire Gordon, even if the Browns would be crazy to do so. A deal wouldn't be a shock.

Larry Fitzgerald: Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said he hasn't discussed trading Fitzgerald with any other teams. Fitzgerald was asked if trade rumors were out of line. His response was telling.

"I don't know," Fitzgerald said, via The Arizona Republic. "I come to work every day and just focus on how I can help the Arizona Cardinals and help my team win. If they decide to move me, that happens. I have no control over any of that."

This will be a growing story, but not until January.

Hakeem Nicks: It always was a long shot that the New York Giants would give up on Nicks during the season. After their two-game winning streak, it would be stunning. The Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins will not go after Nicks, even after losing Brandon Gibson for the rest of the season.

Jairus Byrd: The Buffalo Bills slapped the franchise tag on the safety during the offseason, and Byrd wasn't too happy. He refused to sign his tender until the end of training camp and has appeared in just three games this season while battling foot injuries.

Rapoport reported Monday on NFL Network's "Around the League Live," per rival executives, that the Bills aren't actively shopping Byrd, but they are open to trading the All-Pro. The Bills want a player in return, not a draft pick, though.

Byrd wants to be the highest-paid safety in the league, Rapoport added, per a source with knowledge of the player's demands. The Bills are open to a long-term deal with Byrd (when the franchise tag will allow the sides to negotiate), but the team is unlikely to meet that demand.

Other names available: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt and San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon also are available, according to Rapoport, although we can't imagine either player attracting much interest. Britt sounds very open to a deal.

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