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NFL News and Notes for Friday, October 22nd, 2022

With the NFL trade deadline quickly approaching on November 1st, teams around the league are trying to evaluate whether they are contenders this season or if selling off some pieces might make sense.

Between injuries and just trying to improve their team’s play, general managers around the league are active on the phones trying to improve their club.

With the excitement of Week 7 and the trade deadline looming, let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories from the week around the NFL.

Jets’ Wide Receiver Asks For Trade

The New York Jets are off to a strong start this season at 4-2, including a surprising win over the Green Bay Packers last week, but not everyone on the team appears to be happy. According to’s Ian Rapoport, wide receiver Elijah Moore has asked for a trade out of New York.

This season, the 22-year-old wide receiver has 16 receptions for 203 yards and no touchdowns. This comes after he caught 43 passes for 538 yards and five touchdowns in his rookie season last year.

Still, Moore has been upset about his lack of targets, particularly after Zach Wilson has returned under center. Moore has been thrown too far fewer times with Wilson at quarterback than with Joe Flacco.

According to Rapoport, it does not appear that the Jets intend to pursue a trade, but it is still noteworthy as Moore clearly wants to have a more defined role in the offense.

Currently, the Jets’ offense ranks 10th in the NFL in scoring, averaging 23.8 points per game. Through the air, they rank 13th as they are averaging 232.3 passing yards per contest.

Despite sitting second in the AFC East, they still have the worst odds of winning the division at just +2100. They are +8500 to win the Super Bowl this season.

Ravens Bring In Veteran Wide Receiver

At 3-3, it has been a very inconsistent year thus far for the Baltimore Ravens. Despite sitting at just .500, though, the team actually sits in first in the AFC North.

Trying to get back on track, the team has brought in veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

While it is just a practice squad agreement at this point, the 14-year wide receiver is hoping to prove that he can help the team.

With Rashod Bateman injured, the passing game has struggled a bit in Baltimore. They rank 24th in the league in passing yards per game at 205.7.

Last season, Jackson played with both the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Rams. In 16 games, he had 20 receptions for 454 yards and two scores. His best season was in 2013 when he had 126 receptions for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Baltimore is currently the favorite to win the AFC North at -135.

Will Mac Jones Play Monday Night?

It has been three weeks that Mac Jones has been out of action due to a high ankle sprain, but it appears that he is hoping to play on Monday night as the team hosts the Chicago Bears.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported that the 24-year-old quarterback expects to be back under center. This season, Jones has thrown for 786 yards, two touchdowns, and five interceptions in three games.

It hasn’t been an ideal start for Jones and the Patriots, who find themselves at 3-3, good for last in the AFC East.

Still, as they sit just a couple of games behind the Bills for first place, the Patriots, Jones, and Bill Belichick are far from out of contention.

The Patriots are currently +1700 to win the AFC East, and they are +5000 to win the Super Bowl.

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