NFL trade rumors: Taco Charlton looks to get out of Dallas, posts (then deletes) ‘free me’

first_imgThe Cowboys appear ready to move on from defensive end Taco Charlton, a first-round pick out of the 2017 NFL Draft. And Charlton is ready to move on, as well. NFL trade rumors: Cowboys among ‘several teams’ trying to acquire Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott says he’s ‘ready for a normal workload’ in Week 2 He took to social media Monday to plea Dallas to “free” him. The initial tweet was eventually deleted and Charlton later wrote:”Trust me the last thing I want to do is to have to go to social media to get what I want so I can play football again.” Related News Sterling Shepard injury update: Giants receiver (concussion) out Sunday vs. Bills One more layer here…Sources tell me Taco Charlton made it clear in the offseason he wanted a trade. I’m told he was part of discussions ahead of preseason cuts but nothing came of it. What is clear is both sides want a fresh start. #Cowboys https://t.co/B2LMMididB— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 15, 2019Charlton is expected to be inactive for Week 2, marking his second straight week of being a healthy scratch.The Cowboys selected Charlton with the 28th overall pick out of Michigan, but he hasn’t lived up to expectations in his first two seasons in the league. He hasn’t had a sack since Week 2 of 2018 and has only four sacks in 27 appearances. Dallas will travel to face the Redskins on Sunday with kickoff set for 1 p.m. ET. It appears #Cowboys 2017 first round pick, DE Taco Charlton, is asking for the team to trade or release him. pic.twitter.com/bn2umHA1Yz— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 16, 2019The NFL Network reported Sunday that Dallas has had “recent trade talks” about Charlton. While nothing is imminent right now, talks “could heat up this week.””We are not getting into that at all in any way,” general manager Jerry Jones told media after Sunday’s game. “I know there is some discussion. We don’t get into that.”The report noted the pass-rusher made it clear that he wanted a trade in the offseason.Charlton was reportedly part of preseason cuts discussions, though the Cowboys opted not to move on from him then. last_img