Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney denies trade talk

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With less than a week to go before the trade deadline in the NFL, rumors have been flying around all over the place about possible trades between teams. Almost 95% of the trades are just speculation and are based simply on someone’s opinion. One of these rumors that involves the Panthers seems to be just that.

In the past few days the Denver Broncos have made it known that they are willing to part with star wide receiver Brandon Lloyd and the Carolina Panthers have been mentioned as a possible landing place for the 30-year old receiver.

But Panthers general manager Marty Hurney made a point to come out and say that the Panthers have not been involved in any trade talks for any players in the past few weeks.

“We’ve had no trade discussions with any teams about any players,” Hurney said Friday to the Charlotte Observer.

I wrote yesterday why trading for Lloyd would be a bad move for multiple reasons for the Panthers and it seems like the front office and coaching staff agreed. Head coach Ron Rivera echoed Hurney’s comments as well about not looking to trade for Lloyd, much less anyone.

“We’re not talking to anybody about any trades,” Rivera said. “And as of right now, we have no intention (of trade talks).

“We like our situation, our circumstances, our guys. All this stuff breaks last night and I hear it all morning. You hear guys ask. I want to make sure people understand.”

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