All quiet on the trade front so far, according to Bill Belichick.
Speaking on a conference call this afternoon, Belichick said he was locked in on the Steelers on this Tuesday as the 4 p.m. deadline approaches.
"To be honest with you, I’ve been really at this point involved in game planning and trying to get things organized here on Pittsburgh and all that," he said, "so at some point here I’ll catch up with the guys in our scouting department and see if there’s any movement."
Of course, if any move was to be made today, there’s no doubt foundational conversations have been held. New England would most likely be in the market for a defensive lineman, offensive line depth or linebacker.
The most interesting offensive weapon available, though, is Fred Davis. The once-productive tight end is on the market in Washington and could help take some pressure off Rob Gronkowski and the outside receivers.
Could something fall into place?
"That’s always hard to predict," he said. "Last year, with the Talib situation, that was one of those transactions that probably got turned in at 3:59:45, so you just never know.
"Right now we’re just focused on Pittsburgh. If something happens, it happens, but if it doesn’t, we’ve got to get ready to play on Sunday."