The New England Patriots emerged from the 2021 trade deadline without making a move. And ultimately, not many teams around the National Football League were willing or able to swing deals to add players, if only for financial reasons.
Instead of furthering the money crunch to deepen the depth charts, the Patriots chose to move forward with who they have on the 53-man roster, while also making good use of the practice squad. Again, just like most of the league. The Chiefs, Broncos, Eagles, Jets, Steelers, Texans, and 49ers were the only teams to make trades on Tuesday.
We at 985TheSportsHub.com looked at certain positional groups to mine for possible names that could be added via trade for a minimal financial commitment. There are obvious questions for the secondary, as well as positions where the Patriots have dealt with injuries to key players.
Since the trade deadline has come and gone without the Patriots adding from outside, it’s time to take stock of the depth charts at a handful of relatively tenuous areas on the roster.