NFL Notes: Chiefs, Falcons, Patriots, Raiders & Seahawks





Patriots HC Bill Belichick didn’t rule out the possibility of them making another trade before Tuesday’s deadline.

I don’t know. It’s hard to tell,” Belichick said, via Ryan Hannable of WEEI. “It takes two teams to make a deal. Sometimes they come together quickly. Sometimes to talk for a long time and they never happen. I think people in the league know that we’re a team that will trade, so we get calls from teams. We make calls just to see what situations are or aren’t.”

  • Doug Kyed of NESN takes a look at a few positions the Patriots could target in the trade market including offensive tackle, defensive tackle, linebacker, cornerback, and tight end.
  • According to Ben Volin, Browns LB Jamie Collins turned down an $11 million-per-year offer from the Patriots. Volin mentions that the franchise tag will be around $15 million this year.
  • Patriots DB Devin McCourty was shocked that the team traded Collins, saying: “Jamie is arguably our best defensive player. When you get a guy like Jamie who was here for four years on the team, a very productive player, to lose him is a bit shocking to everybody on the team.” (Pro Football Talk)


  • According to Ian Rapoport, Raiders CB Sean Smith‘s shoulder injury may only cost him one week, despite appearing to be a serious injury.
  • Adam Caplan adds that Smith is “very questionable” for Week 9, but there is no long-term concern regarding his injury.


  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll does not expect QB Russell Wilson‘s pectoral injury to be an issue going forward. (John Boyle)
  • Carroll said it was “still unclear” whether S Kam Chancellor (groin) will be available this week. (Bob Condotta)
  • According to Carroll, DT Tony McDaniel‘s ankle injury is not considered serious and he should be able to play in Week 9. (Bob Condotta)
  • Seahawks OT Bradley Sowell is currently “day-to-day” with his knee injury but has a chance to return for Week 9. (Curtis Crabtree)
  • Carroll added that RB Thomas Rawls (fibula) will continue to be monitored and not play this week, but ran well in his first full-speed workout since injuring his leg. (Curtis Crabtree)
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