2013 New England Patriots: Five Trade Scenarios

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2013 New England Patriots:  Five Trade Scenarios
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With the NFL free agent signing period beginning at 4 PM EST tomorrow, there are sure to be a flurry of contracts handed out to the top players available on the market over the next few days.  However, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are rarely big spenders in free agency, and instead build their roster around cheap veteran acquisitions, trades and via the draft.  As successful as the franchise has been over the last decade, the team hasn't won a Super Bowl since 2005.  

The Brady-Belichick era and window of opportunity to win another ring is quickly closing, and it may be time for the cap-rich Patriots to alter their philosophy and spend big on free agents.  But aside from any free agents that would immediately help the team, here are five trades that could help bolster the roster for the upcoming season.

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