The 2020 NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Patriots were one of the only teams to make a move in a quiet year for swaps. COVID-19 and salary cap uncertainty likely contributed to the relative lack of moves at this year’s trade deadline. But the Pats did make a move, acquiring wide receiver Isaiah Ford from the Miami Dolphins.
Read below for a recap of moves across the league at the trade deadline.
NFL Trade Deadline: Patriots News
— 3:22 p.m.: According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are sending a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Dolphins in exchange for Isaiah Ford.
#Patriots will send a 2022 seventh-rounder to Miami as compensation for Isaiah Ford, per league source. https://t.co/88rP4kgmcf— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) November 3, 2020
— On new Patriots receiver Isaiah Ford, Brian Flores said last week: “He’s dependable, he’s accountable, and he’s gotten open and made some plays in some critical situations.” Read more about the Patriots’ acquisition of Ford here.
— 2:53 p.m.: The Patriots have made a move, and it’s within the AFC East: they are acquiring wide receiver Isaiah Ford from the Miami Dolphins, according to Adam Schefter.
A rare intra-division trade: Dolphins are trading WR Isaiah Ford to the New England Patriots, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2020
— There is a rumored asking price for cornerback Stephon Gilmore, and it is high.
— 3:52 p.m.: Per Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins are acquiring running back DeAndre Washington for a draft pick. The Dolphins get depth at RB, while the Chiefs deal from a position of strength with dynamic rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and veteran Le’Veon Bell on their roster.
Sources: The #Dolphins are trading for #Chiefs RB DeAndre Washington in exchange draft pick compensation. Added RB depth in Miami.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 3, 2020
— Will Fuller himself is sitting there waiting patiently to see what happens with him and the Texans at the NFL trade deadline.
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— Per Dianna Russini, the Packers have discussed trading for Texans wide receiver Will Fuller. He’s been a popular name in trade rumors for a while.
I’m told the Green Bay Packers have discussed trading for Texans' receiver Will Fuller. However, there's been a disagreement in Green Bay at the highest levels of the organization over whether or not adding an elite receiver in the short term would be worth the spend.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) November 3, 2020
— Not trade-related, but the Seahawks are expected to release tight end Luke Wilson, according to Adam Schefter. The Patriots could use a competent NFL-ready tight end on their roster, so it’s worth monitoring.
With the Seahawks activating rookie TE Colby Parkinson, and having extra TEs on their roster, Seattle will be releasing TE Luke Willson today to get down to four TEs, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2020
— According to Josina Anderson, “trade talks are not building” for Browns tight end David Njoku.
My understanding is, trade talks are not building for #Browns TE David Njoku, as of this morning. Deadline is 4pm today.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 3, 2020
A handful of deals have already gone down just ahead of the 2020 NFL trade deadline. Here’s a list of the action below.
— According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, the 49ers traded LB Kwon Alexander to the Saints for LB Kiko Alonso and a conditional fifth-round pick.
— The Pittsburgh Steelers traded a 2022 fifth-round pick to the New York Jets for linebacker Avery Williamson and a 2022 seventh-round pick.
— Defensive tackle Eli Ankou goes to the Dallas Cowboys, who sent a 2022 seventh-round pick back to the Houston Texans.
— The Los Angeles Chargers traded defensive back Desmond King to the Tennessee Titans for a 2021 sixth-round pick (via Jacksonville).
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