By: Derek Havens
On Saturday morning the Patriots worked out three players. Tank Tyler, Julian Hartsell and Sealver Siliga, all defensive lineman, visited Foxborough early in the morning.
With Mike Wright’s future in doubt, and other injuries along the defensive line, the Patriots worked out three players on Saturday. (FILE:Icon/SMI)
Tyler, the most notable free agent who visited Saturday, was a third-round pick of the Chiefs in 2007. At 6-2, 325 pounds, Tyler is a strong defensive tackle that showed flashes of promise earlier in his career. He has played in 43 career games with 19 starts.
At 6-3, 291, Julian Hartsell was an undrafted free agent this season out of Catawba. He spent training camp with the Titans and can play both positions along the defensive line.
Sealver Siliga, who the team also worked out, is a 6-2, 307-pound undrafted free agent out of Utah. Siliga spent training camp with the 49ers during the off-season.
With New England’s injuries along the defensive line, Albert Haynesworth (back) and Mike Wright (concussion), the team may need to add healthy depth for the coming weeks. Haynesworth, who was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, will be missing his first game as a member of the Patriots.
With Bills right guard Kraig Urbik out, Haynesworth had a favorable match-up for Sunday’s contest. As for Wright, his year may be in jeopardy and possibly his career after getting another concussion at the beginning of the season.
In any case, the Patriots have shown that they are not afraid to shuffle their roster at any point this season. While I would not expect any more moves until the early part of next week, if any are made at all, the fact the club worked out these players definitely makes you think more critically of the team’s current injury situation.
I will post any updates when more details are available.
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