For New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, trade rumors are nothing new. Richardson has been the subject of trade scuttlebutt for over a year as teams attempted to acquire him from the Jets.

According to Richardson, via the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta, teams were engaged in talks with the Jets about a trade for the 26-year-old, stating that he was asked to take a pay cut in order to facilitate a trade.

“It’s a business, bro,” Richardson said. “There was one team that asked me to take a pay cut … and it was Seattle. And Washington too. There were a lot of offers. A lot of good offers. You’d be surprised.”

The Seahawks and Redskins apparently moved on but it’s unlikely that Richardson’s name won’t be mentioned in trade rumors moving forward.

Despite all the trade talk, Richardson is hopeful that a long-term deal can be worked out with the Jets.

“That’s their decision,” Richardson said.

“Would I pay me? I’d pay me … I would [keep Williams, Wilkerson and him], because you can save money in other places with a stout defensive line.”