New England Patriots Have Massive Veteran Free-Agent NT in for a Visit

The New England Patriots apparently have more players to add to their roster. On Friday, they hosted veteran free-agent NT Darius Kilgo.

The 6’3″ 320-pounder out of Maryland has had a past with the Patriots and according to cap expert Miguel Bezan, Kilgo may have been the only practice squad player in team history to have guaranteed money on his contract.

Nevertheless, he has bounced around a bit since entering the league in 2015 with the Denver Broncos. That team won the Super Bowl behind a stellar defense, but Kilgo only appeared in nine games.

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From there, he went to the Patriots the following year and celebrated a title there as well. He’s considered some kind of a Lombardi Trophy magnet even though he hasn’t played major roles in the two Super Bowl-victories of his teams.

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In 2017, Kilgo took a break from the NFL, but he returned in 2018 with the Tenessee Titans where he played in 11 games. Last season he was picked up by former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, who is now the head coach of the Detroit Lions.

Unfortunately, the 2019 season wasn’t the best for Kilgo as he spent the most of it on injured reserve.

The veteran free-agent NT is now apparently healthy and looking to use his run-stuffing capabilities with one of his former teams.

Will The Veteran Free-Agent NT Improve Patriots’ Depth

With the departure of Danny Shelton in free agency, there were questions about the team’s depth at NT.

With the constant risk of injuries and now the extra-added COVID-19 threat, there is even more reason to add depth at every spot.

Free-agent tight end Jordan Leggette was also into Foxborough for a free-agent visit. It’s not likely that he Patriots would go through the trouble of having players come in if there wasn’t a chance for them to be signed. Based on that and the surplus of salary cap space the Patriots have, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Kilgo and perhaps even Leggette officially joining the team.