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WHAT A WEEK!!!  While only one trade went down for the NFL’s WAY too early trade deadline, there was still plenty of other news.  Lots of teams made some major personnel decisions.  On top of that, we saw a pair of league-changing injuries in Pittsburgh and San Diego.

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As the season presses on, there is sure to be plenty of NFL news to look forward too.  And if the Chiefs can continue to win, they will likely find their way into the middle of that.

Chicago Bears:  The Bears were still in fire sale this past week as they put veteran running back Matt Forte up on the market.  However, a knee injury probably killed his immediate value.  I would still expect the Bears to field offers this offseason though.

Cleveland Browns:  The Browns can’t even manage selling off their talent.  This past week, Cleveland put offensive tackle Joe Thomas, center Alex Mack and linebacker Barkevious Mingo up for grabs to the entire NFL and weren’t able to move a single one of them.  Now, I don’t think they should have taken just whatever they could get for these guys, but it is impossible to believe they weren’t getting good offers.  Especially when it was leaked that the Broncos were willing to give up quite a bit for Thomas.

Dez Bryant is catching flak…but does he deserve it? Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys:  Dez Bryant found himself in the middle of a media firestorm after accusations that he was celebrating the injury of Seattle wide receiver Ricardo Lockette.  Bryant vehemently denied the accusations and, to be fair, there isn’t a lot of actual evidence to support the claims.  The Cowboys have apparently had enough of running back Joseph “Meat on the Bone” Randall.  The boisterous backup has not lived up to his self-proclaimed hype this season, and Dallas has turned to Darren McFadden for the remainder of the season.

Denver Broncos:  The Broncos proved to be the only team truly in the market at the trade deadline as they added tight end Vernon Davis from the 49ers in exchange for what amounts to chump change in the NFL.  The Broncos have no fear of adding big name players in pursuit of a Super Bowl victory this year, but it leaves many questions for the future of the organization.

Chiefs’ take

: While this is frustrating for the 2015 season, the future prospect of the Broncos are not good.  This will not be the same team come next season.

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