It would appear that the Patriots are covering themselves in the wake of Julian Edelman’s thumb injury, as the team brought in four wide receivers for a Monday workout at Gillette Stadium, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
The Patriots worked out four wide receivers today, per source: Nick Williams (Titans), Justin Hunter (Steelers), Papi White (Jaguars) and Travin Dural (Saints).— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 22, 2019
Of the four, the 28-year-old Justin Hunter seems to be of the most interest, with 85 catches for 1,349 yards and 13 touchdowns over a six-year NFL career with the Titans, Bills, and Steelers. The 6-foot-4 Hunter was with the Steelers most recently, of course, totaling seven catches on 23 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in 12 games over two seasons. Hunter’s best season came in a 12-game 2014 run with the Titans, where he set career-highs in catches (28) and yards (498) for Tennessee.
Nick Williams, meanwhile, worked out for the Patriots after having spent the 2018 season with the Titans and Rams. A 5-foot-10 wideout, Williams caught two passes for 17 yards in two games with the Rams. The 28-year-old set career-highs in games (14), catches (17), yards (159), and touchdowns (two) in 2015 with the Falcons.
An undrafted free agent, Papi White worked out for the Patriots after spending rookie minicamp with the Jaguars, while Travin Dural has spent the last few years stashed away with the Saints, be it on a futures contract or injured reserve.