Trade deadline comes and goes with no deal

Trade deadline comes and goes with no deal
October 30, 2013, 11:00 am
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The NFL's trading deadline came and went with a whimper Tuesday with the Ravens -- and virtually every other team -- standing pat.

There was some speculation the Ravens would look to add another wide receiver through a trade -- CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora wrote that the Ravens were "deep in the process" of trying to make a deal. Kenny Britt, Hakeem Nicks and Josh Gordon were considered the most available targets, but asking price and salary cap concerns were likely both factors in the Ravens declining to make a move.

The Ravens had never made an in-season trade before this season, and this year have already made two -- acquiring tackle Eugene Monroe from Jacksonville for two draft picks, and dealing tackle Bryant McKinnie to Miami for a draft pick.

All the chatter that heated up the airwaves leading up to the 4 p.m. deadline proved to be much ado about very little. All the wide receivers stayed exactly where they were. Tight end Tony Gonzalez, rumored to be headed out of Atlanta, stayed there. The only deal came when the Eagles sent defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga and a 2014 sixth-round pick to New England in exchange for a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft.

This hardly means the Ravens' roster is set for the rest of the season.

They will continue to work out players and comb the waiver wire, as they always do. Just this week, they signed former Bengals running back Bernard Scott, to fill the roster spot left open by the trade of McKinnie.

Two other potential roster additions could be coming in November: After next week, cornerback Asa Jackson is eligible to return from his eight-game suspension, and tight end Dennis Pitta, who is on the injured reserve-designated to return list  -- is still targeting a late November return from the fractured hip he sustained in training camp.