Green Bay Packers: For various reasons CB Mike McKenzie isn't happy about being on the roster right now, and he has talked to coach Mike Sherman about his issues. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Sherman and McKenzie have spoken within the last couple of days to discuss McKenzie's unhappiness and desire to be dealt to another team. It was believed to be their first conversation since McKenzie demanded a trade. The Packers originally denied his request to be moved but if they choose to deal him, the timing might not be better than it is right now. The draft is nine days away and the Packers could net an attractive draft choice for the six-year veteran.
New England Patriots: Coach Bill Belichick will consider moving up from the Pats' current positions (No. 21 and 32 in the first round, plus two second-round picks and seven selections in the first four rounds) if he and personnel director Scott Pioli believe a player they covet will fall into their range, but he was adamant that he wouldn't deal into the top 10 because the cost would be prohibitive. The team had been involved in rumors that had them trading to get the sixth overall pick and Belichick termed the reports "ridiculous'' and "embarrassing.'' He also implied he's content to deal with the players and teams that will come outside the upper tier, telling the Boston Herald "two or three hours are going to go by before we even get to those teams (who could be possible trade partners)."