The Green Bay Packers worked behind the scenes up to the November 3 trade deadline.
One of the rumored trades the team pursued was with the New York Giants for defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson.
#Packers made a run at #Texans WR Will Fuller this week, but that wasn’t the only standout they offered a mid-round pick for. Source said they attempted to trade for #Giants DT Dalvin Tomlinson, tho NYG resisted dealing the captain even though he’s in the final year of his deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2020
No deal happened, and Tomlinson remained a Giant.
Giants Coach Joe Judge talked about why they kept the players of most interest.
“We want to keep building with the guys we have. We have a lot of confidence in the guys we have, and they’re hard work is paying off. There are a lot of calls that come in. Obviously, guys looking to fill positions they have of need. But for us, we’re not looking to go ahead and make anyone else’s roster for them.”
Who Is Dalvin Tomlinson?
Tomlinson played college ball at Alabama.
He was a member of the 2014 National Championship team.
After playing all four years of eligibility at Alabama, Tomlinson entered the 2017 NFL Draft.
The New York Giants selected him in the second round (55th overall).
Tomlinson is in the final year of a 4 year $4.57 million contract.
How Could He Have Helped Green Bay?
According to @PFF_Giants, Dalvin Tomlinson, Dexter Lawrence, and Leonard Williams rank in the top 12 of defensive line STOPS…
— Nick Falato (@nickfalato) November 4, 2020
Tomlinson has been a workhorse.
He has played in all 9 of the Giants games.
In addition to 18 solo tackles, he has 16 tackle assists and 1.5 sacks.
The Packers rank 12th overall against the run but showed vulnerability against Tampa Bay’s running game.
Tampa Bay ran 35 rushing plays and netted 158 yards in the game against the Packers.
Tomlinson definitely would have been an asset on stopping opponents’ run games.
Former Alabama DL Dalvin Tomlinson just had a huge stop on 3rd & 1 for the #Giants.
Looks like Leonard Fournette still can’t run on Alabama defenders. pic.twitter.com/6tXPUbWv0W
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) November 3, 2020
With No Trade, Now What?
Clearly, the Packers are now focused on forging ahead with the current roster.
That’s not to say the team wouldn’t be on the lookout for a free agent pickup in the second half of the season.