New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick clarified that the team could make some trades before the Oct. 30 deadline. In an interview with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Monday, Belichick said the Patriots are willing to enter into several trades to upgrade some positions in their line-up.

Calling trade as a two-way street, Belichick said that the Patriots need a trade partner. However, Belichick is expected to shy away from trades with AFC East rivals such as the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and the Buffalo Bill. The Patriots currently lead the division with a 5-2 record, riding on a four-game winning streak.

“I would say in our case, probably the other 31 teams, probably excluding the ones in our division that we’re probably not going to deal with them, but the other teams in the league I think they know that we are willing to trade," said Belichick.

Patriots need to beef up running game

The Patriots need to beef up their running game with the uncertainty of rookie rusher Sony Michel, who is considered week-to-week due to a knee injury that he suffered in their 38-31 win over the Chicago Bears. According to the team, Michel’s MRI revealed no structural damage in his knee.

Despite the uncertainty, Belichick said the team will take the wait-and-see approach. “We’ll take a look at that over the next day or two so when we start practicing for Buffalo we will be ready to go," Belichick said, referring to their Monday's clash with the Bills.

After assessing Michel’s situation, Belichick said the Patriots will look at their option and what is the best way to go. “See how long we think Sony might be out and again, whatever our other options are,” added Belichick. In his rookie year, Michel has rushed 95 times for 422 yards and four touchdowns.

Patriots eyeing Cardinals cornerback

According to Bryant McFadden of CBS Sports, the Patriots are eyeing Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson via trade. McFadden said Peterson, his cousin, told him that the Patriots are eyeing his services. Recently, Peterson asked the struggling Cardinals for a trade before the deadline.

The Patriots could accommodate Peterson to play alongside their top cornerback Stephon Gilmore. However, the Patriots have just $5.2 million in salary cap room, while Peterson has a salary of $11 million this season. This season, Peterson has allowed just 16 catches on 28 targets for 134 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.