"*Here are some interesting tidbits about two recent trades: The Vikings first approached the Patriots about trading for Randy Moss in the preseason. At the time, the Patriots weren’t interested. But they called the Vikings back three weeks into the season…. After the Patriots traded Moss, Deion Branch asked the Seahawks to trade him to the Patriots so he could be reunited with his bud Tom Brady. The Seahawks never made a call to New England though. The Patriots contacted them. And one reason they were open to moving Branch is they thought recently acquired Brandon Stokley could fill his role."
Nothing too unexpected, but particularly interesting it was confirmed the Pats wanted to deal Moss "three weeks into the season" - after the Jets game, around the time they were concocting that rather Moss-less offensive playbook, and seemingly BEFORE he exploded at Bill O'Brien in Miami.