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2022 NFL trade deadline tracker: Patriots news, rumors, moves, instant analysis

The NFL trade deadline is coming up at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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Welcome to the NFL’s 2022 trade deadline! The window for teams to send players elsewhere via trade will be closed at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and the New England Patriots are certainly a team to watch.

Not only are they sitting at 4-4 coming off a hard-fought win over the New York Jets, they also have been quite active on deadline day through the years: New England has made at least one move in the days leading up to the deadline in four out of the last six years, and seven out of the last 10.

Will 2022 be more of the same? Will the team be a buyer or seller? And will the team’s relative lack of salary cap space — New England currently has only $1.86 million available, per Miguel Benzan — be an issue? Let’s find out.

Patriots deadline trades


NFL deadline trades

Nov. 1: Atlanta Falcons acquire CB Rashad Fenton from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Nov. 1: Buffalo Bills acquire RB Nyheim Hines from the Indianapolis Colts.

Nov. 1: Denver Broncos acquire LB Jacob Martin from the New York Jets.

Nov. 1: Jacksonville Jaguars acquire WR Calvin Ridley from the Atlanta Falcons.

Nov. 1: Miami Dolphins acquire RB Jeff Wilson from the San Francisco 49ers.

Nov. 1: Miami Dolphins acquire LB Bradley Chubb from the Denver Broncos.

Nov. 1: Pittsburgh Steelers acquire CB Will Jackson III from the Washington Commanders

Nov. 1: Chicago Bears acquire WR Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers

Nov. 1 : Minnesota Vikings acquire TE T.J. Hockenson from the Detroit Lions.

Oct. 31: Baltimore Ravens acquire LB Roquan Smith from the Chicago Bears.

Oct. 27: Philadelphia Eagles acquire DE Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears.

Oct. 27: Kansas City Chiefs acquire WR Kadarius Toney from the New York Giants.

Oct. 25: Dallas Cowboys acquire DT Jonathan Hankins from the Las Vegas Raiders.

Oct. 25: New York Jets acquire RB James Robinson from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Only trades within the last week, i.e. after Oct. 25, are listed here.

Previous Patriots player trades

LB Chase Winovich: The Patriots sent Winovich to the Cleveland Browns in mid-March, picking up fellow linebacker Mack Wilson in exchange.

G Shaq Mason: New England’s long-time starting right guard is in Tampa Bay since March, with a fifth-round selection — that was later turned into running back Kevin Harris and offensive lineman Andrew Stueber — came back in return.

WR DeVante Parker: New England sent a 2023 third-round selection to its division rivals in Miami to pick up Parker and a fifth-round pick in early April.

QB Jarrett Stidham: The writing was on the wall with the Bailey Zappe draft pick, and Stidham was officially moved in May. The Patriots sent him and seventh-round pick to Las Vegas for a 2023 sixth-rounder.

WR N’Keal Harry: A 2024 seventh-round pick was all that was needed for the Chicago Bears to pick up the former first-round wide receiver via trade. Harry just caught his first touchdown with the team he joined in mid-July.

OT Justin Herron: The Patriots’ lone in-season trade so far saw Herron move to the Raiders for a 2024 sixth-round selection. Herron suffered a season-ending ACL tear just two weeks later.

Patriots positions of need

Offensive tackle: The Patriots have struggled at offensive tackle this season, especially on the right side of the line where neither Isaiah Wynn nor Marcus Cannon have been able to provide a consistent spark. The team does also have Yodny Cajuste on the roster, but any and all help would likely be welcome — especially if Wynn ends up traded away.

Interior offensive line: With David Andrews suffering a concussion, the Patriots had to turn to undrafted rookie Kody Russey as their depth interior lineman versus the New York Jets on Sunday. The practice squad elevatee did not see the field, but New England might prefer to upgrade the IOL5 spot behind starters Andrews, Cole Strange and Michael Onwenu, as well as top backup James Ferentz.

Wide receiver: The Patriots have a solid if unspectacular wide receiver group, but trading away Nelson Agholor would weaken its overall depth. Accordingly, New England might decide to pick somebody else up in case Agholor is moved to another team.

Linebacker: The off-ball linebacker play has been a mixed bag so far, with Ja’Whaun Bentley, Jahlani Tavai, Raekwon McMillan and Mack Wilson struggling with consistency. Adding a player of Roquan Smith’s caliber would have been nice, but maybe the team identifies another option to upgrade the group.

Special teams: New England did sign Raleigh Webb to help replace the injured Cody Davis, but as Bill Belichick pointed out: it takes more than one player to fill Davis’ shoes. Maybe bring some additional kicking game help on board will help with that.

News and rumors tracker

  • The Bills traded for Falcons safety Dean Marlow, sending a seventh-round pick to Atlanta. | Report
  • The Falcons have picked up Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton. | Report
  • The Bills have acquired Colts running back Nyheim Hines, meaning he will not play against the Patriots this week — but twice against them down the stretch. | Report
  • Patriots rumor: New England will not be trading wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. | Report
  • The Jets have traded away one of their linebackers: Jacob Martin, who had a sack against the Patriots on Sunday, will play for the Broncos moving forward. New York is picking up a 2024 fourth-round draft pick for Martin and a 2024 fifth. | Report
  • From the “Bet you didn’t see this one coming” department: the Jaguars have acquired the currently suspended Calvin Ridley from the Falcons. | Report
  • The Dolphins are not done, and have added running back Jeff Wilson from the 49ers for a fifth-round draft pick. | Report
  • Miami is bringing star pass rusher Bradley Chubb in from the Broncos in exchange for a 2023 first-round draft pick. | Report
  • The Steelers will acquire cornerback Will Jackson III from the Commanders. | Report
  • The Steelers have sent wide receiver Chase Claypool to the Bears, getting a second-round draft pick back in return. | Report
  • Patriots rumor: The Patriots do not plan to trade Isaiah Wynn. | Report
  • The Vikings have acquired tight end T.J. Hockenson from the Lions, sending second- and third-round selections to their division rivals to complete the trade. Detroit is sending Hockenson, as well as a pair of fourth-rounders, including one that is conditional. This means that the Patriots will face Hockenson in Week 12.
  • The Los Angeles Rams reportedly offered “multiple first-round picks” to the Carolina Panthers for linebacker Brian Burns. | Report
  • The Bears are among the teams having called the Patriots to inquire about Kendrick Bourne. | Report
  • The Ravens have reportedly acquired LB Roquan Smith via trade from the Bears. | Report
  • Patriots rumor: Isaiah Wynn, Damien Harris and Jabrill Peppers have drawn interest from other teams. | Report
  • Patriots rumor: The Patriots received calls on all their veteran wide receivers. | Report
  • Patriots rumor: Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor are creating a buzz ahead of the trade deadline. | Report