With less than 72 hours to go before kickoff at FedExField, both the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers stood pat at the Thursday, 4 p.m. NFL trade deadline.
Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams was a popular rumor mill subject this week, as was veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. Both players are expected to suit up for the Panthers this Sunday.
A poll on Redskins.com revealed that 85 percent of fans would like to see the team address the defensive secondary via trade, with 55 percent specifying cornerback.
Buccaneers cornerback Aquib Talib--a former Bruce Allen draft pick and star pupil of Raheem Morris--was traded along with a seventh-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick.
It is unclear if the Redskins had interest in Talib or anyone else.
One way that the Redskins hope to add talent over the final eight weeks of the season is with key players returning from injury.
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Shanahan addressed the status of offensive tackle
"We’ll evaluate him when we come back from the bye week and make a decision then," Shanahan said. "[He’ll get] three weeks [of practice]. We’ll make a decision at 21 days. Could be the first week or the last week."
"He practiced today. He went through drills. He was limited," Shanahan reported. "That’s all I can tell you right now. Is there a chance [he will be ready for Sunday]? Yeah, there’s a chance."