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Patriots stand pat at NFL trade deadline despite seemingly having a few needs

Ryan Hannable
October 30, 2018 - 4:50 pm

For the first time since 2014, the Patriots did not make a deal at or near the NFL trade deadline.

Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria just before the 4 p.m. deadline, Bill Belichick indicated the team likely would not be making any trades and then nothing was done in the last few minutes, so the Patriots will go with what they have the rest of the season.

There was some buzz over the last few days with potentially adding a wide receiver, but the wide outs dealt went to other teams.

Demaryius Thomas was traded from Denver to Houston and Golden Tate was traded from Detroit to Philadelphia.

Besides receiver, some thought a linebacker or running back could have potentially been added.

The Patriots will begin the second half of the year by hosting the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

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