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NFL trade deadline tracker: Latest Patriots rumors, news and deals

Patriots

NFL trade deadline day has arrived, and the New England Patriots are at a crossroads.

After sputtering to a 2-4 start, the Patriots have won two straight games -- including a road upset of the Los Angeles Chargers -- to enter the AFC playoff picture.

There's still plenty of room for improvement, though. New England's most pressing needs are at cornerback, offensive line and wide receiver, and trading for a player at one of those positions before Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET could shore up the roster entering a crucial stretch of the season.

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So, will the Patriots target a veteran corner like Kyle Fuller to reinforce a secondary that lost Jonathan Jones for the season? Will they pursue talented wide receiver like Allen Robinson II to give rookie quarterback Mac Jones a legitimate No. 1 wideout?

Will they prioritize protecting Jones by dealing for a rock-solid offensive lineman? Or is Bill Belichick content with the team he has?

We'll find out over the next several hours. Here's an updated list of all the latest rumors involving the Patriots and their AFC competitors as 4 p.m. nears. (All times Eastern.)

4:15 p.m.: Barring any late developments, the Patriots appear to be standing pat. Here's a full list of the transactions ahead of this year's deadline:

4:05 p.m.: The NFL trade deadline officially has passed, and Odell Beckham Jr. is staying put -- despite some reported interest from the New Orleans Saints.

 

3:55 p.m.: Why has it been a relatively quiet NFL trade deadline to date? Here's some important context from NFL reporter Josina Anderson:

3:45 p.m.: We have a trade involving... the Jets? New York is acquiring offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for tight end Dan Brown, NFL Media's Tom Pelissero reports.

2:20 p.m.: Elsewhere in the AFC East, the Dolphins won't trade for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

1 p.m.: Be prepared for the unexpected this afternoon, writes Greg Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal.

The Patriots are "trying to land a combination (run/pass) defensive end" who is effective against both the run and pass, Bedard reported.

12:30 p.m.: So, about Odell Beckham Jr. not being traded...

For what it's worth, Los Angeles Lakers star (and Ohio native) LeBron James also believes OBJ deserves a fresh start.

11:35 a.m.: You can cross Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. off any trade wish lists, says ESPN's Dianna Russini.

10:30 a.m.: Here's some context on a potential Allen Robinson trade, via NBC Sports Chicago's Adam Hoge. The wide receiver almost certainly won't be back in Chicago next season, so a deal would make sense for the Bears.

10:15 a.m.: The Carolina Panthers have received interest in cornerback A.J. Bouye but "don't appear interested in moving him," The Athletic's Jeff Howe reports.

10 a.m.: Broncos cornerback Kyle Fuller is available for trade, Pro Football Talk reports.

9 a.m.: Among the players who could be dealt today are Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker, New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver DeSean Jackson and Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson, per NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.