There have been various reports, rumors and internet-driven smoke storms in recent years trying to connect the Patriots to the Cardinals for a potential trade for All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
But, according to Cardinals GM Steve Keim those reports weren't worth the paper they were written on. Keim said on Thursday at the Combine that he never talked with New England about a deal for one of the game's truly elite receivers.
"I was driving into work one morning and I heard the rumors about the trade and I was trying to find someone to fire, because they never called me," Keim said, drawing some laughs inside the Faegre Baker Daniels Club at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Finally, directly from the horses or in this case Cardinals mouth, the Patriots never talked to Arizona about trading for Fitzgerald.