Per Adam Schefter, he has asked to be traded. Twitter / Adam Schefter: Cleveland's restricted fre ... Personally, I would trade for the guy if it doesn't cost too much. I would never think the Pats would trade with Cleveland while Mangini is there, but I think Belichick and Holmgren have a decent relationship and have made a trade or two in the past. With Holgren calling the shots, a trade like this is far more likely to happen. I wished the Pats were able to claim him off of waivers ;ast season, but unfortunately the Browns had a far higher waiver claim. Roth would be a better option than what the Pats had in free agency this offseason. The Pats didn't go after him for a 2nd round tender. Maybe if the Browns would settle on a conditional later round pick, it might get a trade done. I will file this under a long, long shot, but I think he could definitely be an immediate contender to start with the Pats if traded.