Expect trade deadline to come and go ... quietly

In the NFL, trades are rare, so don't expect many deals by next week's trade deadline, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Originally Published: October 12, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The NFL trade moratorium arrives on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and, barring the unexpected, the deadline is likely to pass much as it has in recent seasons: without a blockbuster deal.

The Colts acquired Anthony McFarland from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the trade deadline last season, in exchange for a second-round selection in this year's draft, and the standout defensive tackle played a big part in bolstering a shoddy run defense in Indianapolis' surge to the Super Bowl title.

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