New England Patriots

The 2021 NFL trade deadline has passed, and the New England Patriots did not make a move, according to multiple reports.

New England will instead rely on the depth charts they already had in-house, with potential to possibly add free agents off the street if an urgent need arises. We at 98.5 The Sports Hub previously looked at running back, cornerback, and wide receiver as potential areas the Pats could bolster at the trade deadline.

It’s still possible that the Patriots make a late-season add via free agency, but that may only happen if the team loses a player to injury. That could still happen at running back, a spot where James White’s season-ending injury has left a huge void. Here’s Alex Barth with some possible free-agent ideas for the Patriots.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, whose numerous sexual assault cases will keep him off NFL fields for the foreseeable future, was one player mentioned in trade rumors who ended up staying put. Other notable players not traded include Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Colts running back Marlon Mack.

The 2021 NFL trade deadline wasn’t a particularly busy one, but a few key teams between each conference made moves. Keep scrolling for a rundown of the most notable trades to happen on Monday and Tuesday ahead of the deadline.

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