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One player each NFC East team could trade before the 2020 NFL season

The NFL offseason continues to progress, with free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft being completed. The NFC East, more than other divisions, is tough to predict due to the roster moves that could still be made before next season.

First and foremost, the Dallas Cowboys retained Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, placing their franchise tag on Prescott. In addition, they added CeeDee Lamb in the 2020 NFL Draft, giving them another threat in the passing game.

The New York Giants are entering a new era under Joe Judge, trying to instill a winning culture. With Daniel Jones as their franchise quarterback, the Giants selected Andrew Thomas with the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

On the other hand, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Jalen Reagor and Jalen Hurts to bolster their offense for the upcoming season. Even amid the plethora of injuries they withstood in 2019, the Eagles are the reigning NFC East champions.

Lastly, the Washington Redskins also have a new regime in place with Ron Rivera. While the Redskins traded Trent Williams, they were able to add Chase Young in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Despite the moves each team in the NFC East has made thus far this offseason, there could be more to come in the next few months. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one player each team in the NFC East could trade ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

Dallas Cowboys — Trysten Hill

Over the course of the offseason, the Cowboys have made a concerted effort to strengthen the interior of their defensive line. In free agency, Dallas inked deals with veterans Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe.

Additionally, the Cowboys would proceed to select Neville Gallimore in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. As a result of Dallas’ moves on the defensive line, Trysten Hill could be the odd-man-out this offseason.

Hill, who was a second-round pick in 2019, failed to show much potential in his rookie season with the Cowboys. Even though he wouldn’t net much on the trade market, Dallas could sever ties with Hill before next season.

New York Giants — Wayne Gallman

Heading into next season, the Giants are getting a one-hundred-percent-healthy version of Saquon Barkley, which should help them start to get back on track in the NFC East. Therefore, New York is making an upgrade over what they had last year, with Barkley dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

Besides Barkley, the Giants also decided to sign veteran Dion Lewis in free agency to be the No. 2 back in the offense. Given Lewis’ apparent role in New York, Wayne Gallman’s future with the team is clouded with uncertainty.

Gallman is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2020, making him an expendable piece for the Giants. Seeing that he plays a position that teams don’t think highly of, Gallman likely would return a late-round pick if New York could even find a trade partner.

Philadelphia Eagles — Alshon Jeffery

During the 2019 season, the Eagles sustained a slew of injuries, especially at the wide receiver position. Among the players to suffer an injury, Alshon Jeffery missed six games a season ago due to a foot injury.

With the additions of Reagor, Marquise Goodwin, John Hightower, and Quez Watkins, the Eagles are now crowded at wide receiver. Since last season, Jeffery’s name has been mentioned in trade talks.

However, Jeffery’s current injury status and his $15.4 million cap hit in 2020 make it tough to move him via trade. Still, there’s no doubt that the Eagles would consider any trade offer for Jeffery if a team expresses any interest.

Washington Redskins — Ryan Kerrigan

As the Redskins prepare for next season, it’s evident that they’ll have a much-improved defense in 2020, even if they aren’t yet an NFC East title contender. Over the past few seasons, Washington has obviously targeted the defensive side of the ball in the draft.

After taking Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron Payne, and Montez Sweat in the first round of the draft in three straight years, Washington took Young with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. With Sweat and Young expected to be the future edge-rushing tandem for the Redskins, Ryan Kerrigan could be put on the trade block.

Rivera could choose to keep Kerrigan on the roster due to his leadership in the locker room. On the other hand, Kerrigan is entering the final year of his contract and is owed $11.5 million in base salary in 2020. Taking that into consideration, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kerrigan traded elsewhere this year.