The 2023 NFL trade deadline is upon us. The window for teams to make moves will come to a close on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. ET, and the New England Patriots are among those to keep a close eye on.
Not only are they just 2-6 and possibly motivated to part ways with assets in order to improve their offseason capital in 2024, they also have never been afraid of making a move if the opportunity came about. Even though New England has not been active in back-to-back years now, the team of head coach/general manager Bill Belichick has swung at least one deadline trade in five of the last 10 years.
What will they do in 2023? Will they be buyer or seller, or neither? And what else is going on around the league? Let’s find out.
Welcome to Pats Pulpit’s Patriots Trade Deadline Tracker.
CB J.C. Jackson: Acquired from Chargers. The Patriots sent a 2025 sixth-round draft pick to the Chargers to bring their former Pro Bowler plus a 2025 seventh-rounder back into the mix. Jackson had struggled during his one-plus seasons in L.A., while the Patriots were motivated to make a move after losing rookie standout Christian Gonzalez to a supposedly season-ending shoulder injury.
NFL deadline trades
CB Rasul Douglas: Traded from Green Bay Packers to Buffalo Bills
WR Donovan Peoples-Jones: Traded from Cleveland Browns to Detroit Lions
DE Chase Young: Traded from Washington Commanders to San Francisco 49ers
G Ezra Cleveland: Traded from Minnesota Vikings to Jacksonville Jaguars
QB Josh Dobbs: Traded from Arizona Cardinals to Minnesota Vikings
DE Montez Sweat: Traded from Washington Commanders to Chicago Bears
DT Leonard Williams: Traded from New York Giants to Seattle Seahawks
DT Kentavius Street: Traded from Philadelphia Eagles to Atlanta Falcons
S Kevin Byard: Traded from Tennessee Titans to Philadelphia Eagles
WR Mecole Hardman: Traded from New York Jets to Kansas City Chiefs
Only trades made within the month of October are listed here.
News and rumors tracker
Patriots news: The Patriots ended up not making any trades at the deadline.
Patriots rumor: New England listened but eventually will hang onto Josh Uche, Kyle Dugger and Michael Onwenu. | Report
NFL news: Rasul Douglas is joining the AFC East. The Green Bay Packers have decided to trade the veteran cornerback to the Buffalo Bills. | Report
Patriots rumor: A “quiet deadline” is anticipated in New England unless Josh Uche is indeed dealt. | Report
NFL news: Donovan Peoples-Jones is on the move. The Browns are sending the fourth-year wide receiver to the Lions for a sixth-round selection in 2025. | Report
NFL news: The Commanders are not done offloading talent. Defensive end Chase Young is being sent to the 49ers in exchange for a 2024 third-round draft pick. | Report
NFL news: The Vikings have sent guard Ezra Cleveland to the Jaguars in exchange for a Day 3 draft pick. | Report
Patriots rumor: New England has not received any trade calls about Mac Jones. | Report
NFL news: The Vikings, who have lost starting quarterback Kirk Cousins for the rest of the year, have acquired Cardinals QB Josh Dobbs via trade. | Report
Patriots rumor: Patriots have “checked in on the price” for Commanders pass rusher Chase Young. | Report
Patriots rumor: Patriots “would be open” to trading Josh Uche. | Report
Patriots rumor: Teams have reached out to the Patriots about running back Ezekiel Elliott. | Report
NFL news: The Patriots will not be going up against star pass rusher Montez Sweat this week. The 27-year-old is being sent from Washington to Chicago in exchange for a second-round raft pick. | Report
Patriots rumor: Patriots trading for a pass catcher is “unlikely.” | Report
NFL rumor: Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson has requested permission for a trade. | Report
Patriots rumor: New England making more than one trade at the deadline is considered unlikely. | Report
Patriots rumor: Josh Uche is the Patriots’ most likely player to get traded. | Report
Patriots rumor: Josh Uche has garnered trade interest. | Report