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NFL Trade Rumors: Denver Broncos Cornerback Tony Carter generating trade interest around the league?

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Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter is generating some trade interest around the league

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to NFL Networks Ian Rapoport Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter is one player to watch as the trade deadline approaches. While Carter is considered an odd man out in Denver, he's generating interest from other teams on the trade market.

Pro Football Rumors also makes their case why Carter is a trade candidate.

According to Rapoport, Broncos cornerback Tony Carter is "generating interest" on the trade market.

As Rapoport observes, while Carter may not be in the Broncos’ plans at the moment, he should appeal to teams who have suffered injuries at cornerback or who are eyeing potential nickel backs. As Harris showed in 2012, when he grabbed two interceptions, recovered two fumbles, defended 12 passes, and recorded a +5.3 PFF grad3, he’s capable of holding his own in the secondary.

Carter is on a minimum salary contract with no bonus money, and will be eligible for free agency at season’s end, so he makes for an ideal trade candidate — he’s a low-risk target for a potential suitor, and anything the Broncos get for him would be a bonus, assuming they don’t intend to play him or re-sign him.

Right now Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter is currently the teams sixth cornerback on the depth chart behind Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, Bradley Roby, Kayvon Webster and Omar Bolden, and has been a weekly game day inactive. However Carter has shown he can be a capable corner at times

Carter who is in the midst of this 6th NFL season has totaled 46 tackles, 20 pass deflections, 3 interceptions and 1 touchdown during his career. Carter has also started three game during that span.

I wouldn't imagine the Broncos would be asking for much in return for Carter. According to Rapoport's tweet, teams are viewing Carter as a slot corner only player. If a trade were to happen I would expect a conditional late round pick, or possibly Carter for another reserve like player.

The NFL trade deadline is set to expire Tuesday October 28th at 4PM ET, so teams will have up until then to agree to a trade. With Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway "All In" this year it will be interesting to see if he makes any major or minor moves in the upcoming days.

Go Broncos!