Patriots Workout Two, Promote Anderson

Ian Logue
August 13, 2011 at 10:49am ET

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Mike Rodak of reported on Saturday that the Patriots brought in two players for workouts recently, bringing in kicker Rhys Lloyd, as well as veteran long snapper James Dearth.

Dearth's workout may have stemmed from Matt Katula's bad snap on a point after attempt Thursday night, which obviously isn't something they're looking for.

Chris Koepplin had a kick go out of bounds, which could explain why they brough Lloyd in for a look.  The interesting part is the fact they're even workout out kickers and it makes you wonder if they'll potentially keep an additional player on the roster this season for kickoffs to take some of the workload off of Stephen Gostkoskwi, and allow him to focus just on kicking field goals.

Meanwhile Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reported via Twitter that the Patriots made an internal move, naming Kevin Anderson Director of Player Development, which is a role formerly held by now-strength coach Harold Nash.