The New England Patriots are preparing for the Week 7 contest against the Chicago Bears. But, the team is also interested in bringing in a few free agents.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss confirmed that the team worked out defensive end Cornelous Carradine, defensive back A.J. Howard and linebackers Corey nelson and Тegray Scales. Wednesday was a big day for the free agents, but these workouts may be just a way to keep an updated list for emergency situations. Maybe they are just trying to fix the defense during the regular season.
Carradine is a former second round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Florida State. The 28-year-old defensive end totaled 76 tackles and 5.5 sacks during his time in the NFL. He spent some time with the Oakland Raiders and they offered him a deal this offseason. But, Carradine demanded that he was released on October 6 after being given a limited playing time. In 2017, the defensive end totaled 19 tackles aнd 1.5 sacks.
Howard is an undrafted free agent and he spent his summer with the Arizona Cardinals. In 2017, Howard started 13 games at strong safety and was able to total 66 tackles and an interception. He also defended eight passes. Howard is the right fit for the practice squat after all.
Nelson is a former later round pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was a member of the team’s Super Bowl 50 winning squad. Nelson totaled 105 tackles, defended six passes and a sack. Nelson inked a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason, but was released during the final roster trimming. He spent some time with the Falcons, but was released in September.
Scales is an undrafted free agent. He spent the summer with the Los Angeles Rams, but had to go away. In his collegiate career, Scales has 324 tackles, 17 sacks and 8 interceptions.