Unfortunately, according to Kahn (I think) said Walsh has been aggressive trying to find anyone who wants N8, but nobody is biting.
So, it's a catch-22.... now that we benched him (and, as you said, convinced N8 to accept a trade) his value is at it's lowest....
Even POR is passing on Robinson (and he would be a local boy coming home and they need bodies).
I guess we might find a taker, but we aint getting anything in return.
I do think several teams want to shake something up.... so perhaps this is all part of some mega-blockbuster and N8 goes somewhere as a salary match.