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NFL Notebook: Who might be available to the Patriots at the trade deadline?

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Welcome to October, and New England's favorite silly season ...

"Who ah the Pats going to trade fah to put themselves ovah the top?!

It's a good question, especially this season, as we move closer to the 4 p.m. Nov. 3rd trade deadline.

For all the talk about what the Patriots could or should do, they actually aren't all that active in terms of impact players at the deadline. Have they had some? Sure. But just two of the last 10 traded-for players were truly impact players.

A look at the Patriots' in-season deals going back to 2011, the positions they should target, and then we'll get into some of the players I'm hearing might be available and attractive to the Patriots: