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Report: These Pass-Rushers Could Be On the Move Prior to NFL Trade Deadline

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It's been an active year in the NFL trade market, and with five days left before the Nov. 1 deadline, there's still plenty of times for deals to be struck.

One of the positions where several dominos still appear poised to fall is pass-rusher.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, two former top-10 picks could both be on the move.

Fowler tweeted that the Denver Broncos' Bradley Chubb and the Jacksonville Jaguars' Josh Allen have both garnered interest in the trade market.

"The Robert Quinn trade brings pass-rusher into focus entering NFL trade deadline," Fowler reported. "Teams are assuming Panthers keep Brian Burns but are watching Bradley Chubb situation in Denver closely. Another name that has garnered interest from teams: Jacksonville's Josh Allen."

There has already been one major move involving a pass-rusher this week as the Chicago Bears dealt Pro Bowler Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles.

With other contenders trying to shore up their pass rush, Chubb and Allen could be next.

Chubb, the No. 5 overall pick in 2018, has been a bit of a disappointment in Denver, due in large part to injuries. He missed all but four games in 2019 due to a torn ACL and only appeared in seven games last season. He has 5.5 sacks through seven games this year. 

Chubb is playing in the final season of his rookie contract and the Broncos need draft capital after sending their first- and second-round draft picks to the Seattle Seahawks to acquire Russell Wilson.

Allen was picked seventh overall by the Jaguars in 2019. The Kentucky product logged 10.5 sacks as a rookie but has just 13 total in the three years since.

One pass-rush specialist who does not appear likely to be traded, according to Fowler, is Brian Burns of the Carolina Panthers. 

Burns' name became popular in the trade rumor mill after the Panthers fired head coach Matt Rhule and then parted ways with Christian McCaffrey and Robbie Anderson, but it looks like the Panthers want to hang onto the 2021 Pro Bowler.