As the Patriots continue their preparations for Sunday's visit from Washington, the NFL trade deadline is fast approaching. Bill Belichick has always been active in the trade market and the team will have until 4 p.m. this afternoon to make a deal.
ESPNBoston.com assesses New England's chances to swing a trade before the deadline. The Boston Herald says Belichick has been coy about trade possibilities. The Springfield Republican identifies some areas where the Patriots might be looking to upgrade. They also look at various rumors circulating around the Internet.
Julian Edelman believes the Thursday game served almost as another bye week.
Rookie offensive lineman Tre' Jackson had a scare in the Dolphins game when his knee was hit but he escaped serious injury due to a brace he was wearing. The Providence Journal has Tom Brady on a mission but not concerning himself with going undefeated.