NFL Trade Deadline Live Blog: DeAngelo Williams Deal Before Deadline Sounds Unlikely


NFL Trade Deadline Live Blog: DeAngelo Williams Deal Before Deadline Sounds Unlikely

12:42 p.m.: We're a little more than three hours from the deadline, and the only news is no news.

Stay tuned.

11:39 a.m.: Bill Belichick summed up the trade deadline as well as anyone at his news conference on Thursday.

Q: The trade deadline is coming up here in a couple hours. It does not seem like there is much activity around the league but behind the scenes for you, how much work is it for you as you approach the deadline?

BB: I think there are always a few conversations and a few phone calls. I think that’s kind of normal. 

Q: Is there a reason why there aren’t a lot of deals that get made at the deadline?

BB: Evidently two teams can’t agree on either the compensation or the trade or there’s not a motivation to do it. 

Awesome!

11:30 a.m.: Tim Tebow isn't expected to be going anywhere before 4, which should surprise no one, given Woody Johnson's infatuation with the noodle-armed signal-caller.

However, Tebow does reportedly have a new girlfriend, which is kind of neat. Here's more on that, if you're into that kind of thing.

Tim Tebow spotted with his new reported girlfriend, Camilla Belle, doing some bowling 

Tim Tebow and Camilla Belle form athlete/actress power couple

11:16 a.m.: So yeah, we braced you for the lack of activity over the course of the day. Hopefully you believed it.

This is the latest on DeAngelo Williams, from Steve Reed, who covers the Carolina Panthers for The Associated Press. 

Via Twitter: "For those curious, there's nothing shaking on the DeAngelo Williams trade front and, as of right now, no deal is expected.before deadline."

11 a.m.: Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has seen fewer reps on the Baltimore O-line as of late, leading some to speculate he could be on the move.

Arizona was floated as a potential destination.

That, however, now sounds unlikely to happen before the deadline.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun tweeted this on Thursday morning: 

"Hearing the Cardinals don't have interest in trading for Bryant McKinnie, move unlikely"

10:30 a.m.: By the way, don't hold your breath on any sort of blockbuster deals at the deadline, like we see in every other sport.

If you think back to last year, it was quarterback Carson Palmer who was traded to Oakland in one of the biggest deadline deals in league history. And the Bengals didn't have much of a choice, either, considering Palmer was "retired" because he refused to play in Cincinnati.

So, yeah, that's what we're dealing with.

10:20 a.m. ET: The NFL trade deadline is upon us, albeit two days late, thanks to Hurricane Sandy.

Teams have until 4 p.m. ET to wheel and deal, and while trades are usually pretty scarce in the NFL, there are a few names who could be moved on Thursday.

The biggest may be DeAngelo Williams, who looks to be the odd man out in what has become a crowded Carolina Panthers backfield. NESN.com's Doug Kyed tooks a look at that right here.

Meanwhile, Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook may be one of the most underrated tight ends in the league, and he could be moved as well, at least if he has it his way. He reportedly requested a trade, and in the right system, he could flourish.

Then, of course, there are the long shots out there as well. Tim Tebow and Steven Jackson are two players who heard their names come up in rumors, but it sounds unlikely that either will be traded.

Stay with NESN.com throughout the day for updates and analysis on all of the rumors.

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