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Aug 24, 2018; Charlotte, NC: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches his offense during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

Aug 24, 2018; Charlotte, NC: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches his offense during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Patriots were involved in plenty of trade rumors ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. But in the end, the Patriots ended up standing pat and making no trades at all.

Bill Belichick often makes at least one move to supplement the Patriots roster, but not this time. That’s despite rumors that they were trying to acquire a wide receiver.

Among those names were Golden Tate and Demaryius Thomas. The former was traded from the Lions to the Eagles. The latter from the Broncos to the Texans.

Additionally, the Patriots were involved in rumors that they’d trade a receiver away. Phillip Dorsett’s name came up, but nothing materialized.

The Patriots didn’t make any moves, but their Week 9 opponent, the Green Bay Packers, did. They traded safety Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix to the Redskins and running back Ty Montgomery to the Ravens.

Receiver was one thing. If you were expecting the Pats to add at a perceived position of need, such as running back or linebacker, you’re probably disappointed right now.

There’s always the chance that the Patriots dip into free agency for added depth. But as it turns out, nothing major at this year’s trade deadline.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.