The New England Patriots continue to search for added depth to bolster their offensive line. Head coach Bill Belichick is currently carrying only 8 offensive linemen on his 53-man roster, the fewest total of any NFL team.
With guard Tre’ Jackson not likely to return this week from the PUP list, the Patriots quickly moved on from Boston College lineman Ian Silberman on Tuesday, opting instead to take a look at former Miami Dolphin draft pick Jamil Douglas, signing the Arizona State product to their practice squad.
The Patriots also worked out two free agent offensive tackles and a defensive end on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
OT Ryan Mack (Memphis), OT Pearce Slater (San Diego State) & DE Jordan Williams (Tennessee) had free-agent workouts with the Patriots today.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 18, 2016
Ryan Mack, 23, spent three years at Louisville, protecting Teddy Bridgewater during his final college season as a right tackle. Mack later transferred to Memphis, his hometown team, to protect Paxton Lynch. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound tackle originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys after going undrafted.
Pearce Slater started 14 games for San Diego State in 2015, while helping produce two 1,000-yard rushers. The 6-foot-7, 335-pound lineman also went undrafted, but signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars shortly after.
Lastly, Jordan Williams, a 6-foot-4, 276-pound pass rusher from Tennessee went undrafted in 2015. He later signed with the Dolphins, appearing in one game for Miami without registering any stats.