NFL Rumors: Trades, Free Agency, Draft | NFLTradeRumors.co Obviously I hope that the Brandin Cooks trade wasn't offered by us (assuming that there were credible sources.) However, thinking about it made me wonder - Cooks is on the last year of his deal before he gets a massive deal (which could potentially get bigger if he plays well this season!) Could this become another instance of Belichick moving on from a player too early, rather than paying them? Now looking at the 2 other Patriots trades - Clowney and Talib. Clowney would CERTAINLY be interesting, while I like the low cost nature of a potential Talib trade.