Bill Belichick not thinking about upcoming trade deadline

Ryan Hannable
October 08, 2019 - 8:27 am
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Following the release of Benjamin Watson, which freed up close to $2 million in cap space, along with the Patriots continuing to be inconsistent on offense, many are looking at potential trade targets with the deadline being exactly three weeks away.

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There was even a report on Sunday suggesting the team is expected to pursue Bengals wide out A.J. Green and tight end Tyler Eifert.

But, appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday afternoon, Bill Belichick said he's not thinking about it at all.

“Right now we’re getting ready for the Giants," he said. "We are on a short week, so that is really where our focus is. Nick Caserio and the personnel people are constantly evaluating players throughout the league. There are players on the waiver wire every day that get released or worked out based on the roster fluctuation throughout the league. That’s a daily occurrence.

“Trades, that’s unpredictable. Each situation is different — who calls who and who is available and what it is and all that. It’s a very individual, case-by-case situation. Sometimes those happen the day before the trade deadline, sometimes they are weeks before the deadline. There’s no way to know that.”

The Patriots are typically one of the most active teams at the deadline, so while it would not be a surprise to see one made, it doesn't seem like one is close to happening as of now.

Related: What release of Benjamin Watson means for Patriots