New England Patriots

The Patriots were apparently looking deeper into the wide receiver market than realized. They reportedly worked out free-agent wideout Brenton Bersin in the past week.

William Bendetson of The Sports Xchange first reported the news of Bersin’s workout. NESN’s Doug Kyed later confirmed the report with some added context; a source tells Kyed that the Pats signed Eric Decker while Bersin was on his way to Foxboro, but they still held the workout.

Bersin, 28, has spent the past four seasons with the Carolina Panthers organization. He’s been on and off the practice squad, most recently playing in just eight games (with one start) in 2017 and catching eight passes for 128 yards.

Based on Bersin’s size (6-foot-3, 211 pounds), he sounds like he would have been a potential competitor for Decker to sign with the Patriots. But since there’s still an open spot on the 90-man roster, it’s still possible the Pats could bring Bersin aboard.

The Patriots also recently worked out free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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