Patriots Rumors: 5 trade targets who can help Bill Belichick save the season

Could Bill Belichick and the Patriots have ... hope?
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4. Derrick Henry, RB

This would be a total Bill Belichick move, wouldn't it? Look at his history in acquiring or signing big names. He's loved doing it in the past. Belichick has brought in Randy Moss, Corey Dillon, Albert Haynesworth just to name a few.

Whether they've been big names because they're great football players or maybe bigger names because of antics that come with them, Belichick has taken the plunge on a plethora of different guys over the years. And, Derrick Henry certainly fits the bill.

Over the last five or six years, the Tennessee Titans running back has been the most dominant and consistent back in the league. But, he's on the tail end of his career and the last year of his current contract with the Titans.

Tennessee drafted Tyjae Spears, whom they really like and could take over for Henry anytime now. He's another reason why Henry could be dealt. The Patriots have struggled running the football, averaging just over 85 yards per game as a team. Adding Henry would give them a huge lift, and would allow Rhamondre Stevenson to function better as a change-of-pace and third down back.