12:30 p.m.: Greg Bedard of Boston Sports Journal reported the Patriots are “trying to land a combination (run/pass) defensive end” before today’s deadline.
New England’s D-line group currently consists of Lawrence Guy, Davon Godchaux, Christian Barmore, Deatrich Wise and Carl Davis, with Byron Cowart back practicing ahead of a possible return from the physically unable to perform list. D-tackle Daniel Ekuale was called up for the last two games but now is out of practice squad elevations.
10:50 a.m.: Could the Patriots swing a blockbuster trade for Odell Beckham Jr.? Don’t count on it.