NFL trade deadline live blog: Two top wide receivers highlight early trades

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1:50 p.m.: Another top wide receiver has been traded. Golden Tate tweeted that the Detroit Lions are sending him to the Philadelphia Eagles. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported shortly afterward the Lions will receive a third round pick as compensation.

1:30 p.m.: The first big trade of the day is here.

The Denver Broncos are trading Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans in exchange for a fourth-round pick, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The teams will also swap seventh-round picks.

Thomas, a former first-round pick in the 2010 draft out of Georgia Tech who earned five consecutive Pro Bowl nomination from 2012-2016, had spent his entire career in Denver up to this point.

In 125 career games, Thomas has caught 665 passes for 9,055 yards and 60 touchdowns. He set career highs with 111 catches for 1,619 yards in 2014 and won a Super Bowl one year later.

Thomas, 30, caught 36 passes for 402 yards and three touchdowns in eight games with Denver this year.

We have about two and a half hours left until the 4 p.m. trade deadline.

12:45 p.m.: Mere hours after news came out that Ziggy Hood was visiting and working out for the Miami Dolphins, Hood’s agent announced on Twitter that he has signed to a deal.

The veteran defensive lineman can play both end and tackle, providing versatility and depth Miami needs. The Dolphins have had just four defensive ends active on gameday each of the last four weeks and have dealt with a revolving door of injuries at the position all season. Miami lost William Hayes for the year due to a torn ACL during the win against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 23. Andre Branch and Cameron Wake have also missed time but have since returned to action. Charles Harris has been inactive the last three weeks.

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The Dolphins came into the day with two open roster spots after waiving safety Maurice Smith and defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman on Monday.

10:06 a.m.: While not necessarily a trade move, the first sign of Dolphins life on this Tuesday morning has surfaced. The Miami Herald has confirmed that defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, a former first-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009 who was released by the Washington Redskins on Oct. 16, is visiting Miami. The Dolphins are in need of defensive line depth, which is something Hood could provide even though he’s in the latter stages of his career. The 31-year-old is in his 10th season in the league. In 133 career games with the Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears and Redskins, he has recorded 225 tackles, 14 sacks and five fumble recoveries.

9:00 a.m.: Another important day in the NFL season is here.

The trade deadline has arrived, with a 4 p.m. deadline looming for all 32 NFL teams. While many moves have already been made over the last couple weeks — cue Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys, Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints to name a few — moves league-wide should be on the way over the next few hours.

Will the Miami Dolphins be involved in the action? Time will tell, but coach Adam Gase made it clear on Monday that he does not envision the Dolphins will be sellers on Tuesday.

We will provide live updates on this page with news throughout the league as it happens.

So for the next few hours, take a break from the Dolphins’ struggles over the last five games and the questions about when Ryan Tannehill will start throwing a football again and check back often for updates as trades unfold around the league.

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