The Patriots: Moss and Mankins Next in Line For The Trading Block ?

Pete WilliamsCorrespondent ISeptember 15, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - JULY 31:  Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots watches his players during training camp on July 31, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Now that Belichick has made the Patriots Super Bowl competitive in record time - can we expect the Patriots to put the fat on the trading block ?

Today Maroney was traded to the Denver Broncos in what could be a good owe for all parties - that is if Maroney can stay healthy.

Who might be next in line ?

First of all it seems like Logan Mankins days in New England are over and if you can't play him trade him at get the most of it.

Secondly Randy Moss sounds like he really wants to talk himself on the trading block. And although Belichick and Brady has praised him this might be the best solution. I looks like Ben Tate is ready to take over and there is more talent waiting in the wings. Trade him now at get more than trouble out of him.

How much could the Patriots get in return ?

Well like we all know that depends on the demand. Other articles have already debated the possible landing spots for Randy Moss and Washington seems like an obvious place. They could even use Mankins.

However if I was the Chicago Bears management I would be rushing to New England to make a double deal. And both players would fill a huge void in Chicago and could possibly make Chicago play-off contenders !?

The great thing for both the Redskins and the Bears is that the Patriots don't need picks in the 2011 draft - they are already stacked. So they could be throwing in picks for the future.

Could that be two 2nd rd. picks as a place to start ?