As a rare head coach and general manager, Bill Belichick has his hands full before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Along with getting his current roster ready for a Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts, he should also help determine where his 4-4 team stands.
Appearance on WEEI The Greg Hill Show on Monday, through Hayden Bird of Boston.com, Belichick said he has “no idea” whether he considers the team a buyer or a seller. He explained that he was not the one calling the other CEOs.
“I’m sure there are conversations that are taking place, that have taken place,” Belichick said. “At this time of year, I can’t speak for the other 31 coaches, but I don’t think there are too many of us who are actively involved in trade talks.”
Belichick clarified when he can enter the process.
“People in our personnel department, led by Matt Groh, whatever conversations they have with other teams, those conversations are at that level,” Belichick continued. “If something comes up, he’ll bring it to me and we’ll talk about it and discuss it with our HR department, with ownership and whatever comes up.”
The Patriots improved to .500 with a 22-17 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. Despite currently sitting in last place in the AFC East, the Pats were just a half-game out of the conference’s final wild-card spot heading into Monday night’s 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor made frequent appearances trade rumoursbut New England may think twice about moving wide receiver after Devante Parker left Sunday’s game with a knee injury.
The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET.