Another source insisted to ESPN on Sunday that Kerrigan has not requested a trade. Multiple people around the NFL believe that Kerrigan values loyalty to the franchise and his family over money.
Kerrigan, 32, is in the final year of his deal with Washington. The four-time Pro Bowler said earlier this year that he wanted to stay with Washington “for the long haul,” but his playing time has decreased this season.
Kerrigan has four sacks this season and is the Washington franchise’s career sacks leader with 94. He has played his entire 10-year career with Washington.
The NFL’s trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, and sources told ESPN that several players and teams could potentially make deals:
• Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku also could be on the move after requesting a trade earlier this season. Njoku later walked back his request, but the Browns have a surplus at tight end with two-time Pro Bowler Austin Hooper and rookie Harrison Bryant.
• The New York Giants are willing to trade older, high-priced veterans such as guard Kevin Zeitler and wide receiver Golden Tate. New York already traded pass-rusher Markus Golden to Arizona last month.
• The winless New York Jets would listen to trade offers on almost anybody on their roster. The Jets parted with two high-profile veterans last month, releasing Le’Veon Bell and trading defensive lineman Steve McLendon to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
• The Miami Dolphins have taken a call on star cornerback Xavien Howard, but it would take a “Laremy Tunsil type” of offer to pry him loose. Miami famously traded Tunsil and Stills to Houston last year for a package that included two first-round draft picks and a second-rounder.
• The Philadelphia Eagles were listening to offers on tight end Zach Ertz, but the star tight end is on injured reserve and now barred from being traded, according to new NFL rules. Philadelphia has a similar situation with injured wide receiver DeSean Jackson, but the Eagles would listen to any offers for wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
• The Minnesota Vikings are open to trading safety Anthony Harris if someone is willing to take on his salary and expiring contract. Harris, 29, is playing this season on the Vikings’ franchise tag, worth approximately $11.4 million.