By: Derek Havens
Tuesday was a busy day in New England. The Patriots released defensive lineman Landon Cohen and will reportedly sign Gerard Warren Wednesday. The team also had three veteran players in for a work out. Running back Charles Scott, fullback Lousaka Polite and tight-end Jake O’Connell.
23-year old running back Charles Scott, was drafted in the sixth round out of LSU by the Eagles last season. After spending time with the Arizona Cardinals, he was on the New York Giants all of last season. The 5-foot-11, 242 pound tailback has been used more as a fullback-type role in the NFL. Scott was teammates at LSU with current rookie running back, Stevan Ridley.
Veteran fullback Lousaka Polite has played for the Cowboys, Bears, and Dolphins in his NFL career. After starting 10 games for the Dolphins last year, the 30-year old was released by Miami during final cuts this season. Polite could be a solid addition to the Patriots and the player I was most interested in Tuesday. His ability to run and block, along with his experience, could serve valuable to this club.
Tight-end Jake O’Connell, a 2009 seventh-round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs, has played in 19 games over his young NFL career. At 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, O’Connell made five catches for 38 yards over the past two seasons. The 25-year-old tight end could fit as a third TE option with the recent release of Dan Gronkowski.
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