Already turning the page to their Sunday showdown with the Cleveland Brown, Bill Belichick and the Patriots brought three players in for a workout at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
The Patriots had veteran special teams ace Justin Bethel (Cardinals/Falcons/Ravens) in for a visit. Also, OT Aaron Monteiro (Boston College) and WR Malik Henry (West Georgia) were in for tryouts. The team has one open practice-squad spot.
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The 29-year-old Bethel, last with the Ravens, is the most noteworthy name thanks to his three Pro Bowl nods during a six-year tenure with the Cardinals from 2012 through 2017. Known for his special teams game, Bethel also plays cornerback and had one tackle in seven games for the Ravens prior to his release, and has 85 tackles and four interceptions in 87 NFL games.
In terms of the lesser known invites, offensive lineman Aaron Monteiro arrived to Foxborough after a brief tenure with the Miami Dolphins. A 6-foot-7 left tackle, Monteiro is a Brockton, Mass. native who played his college ball at Boston College.
Wide receiver Malik Henry, meanwhile, comes to the Patriots after spending the 2019 preseason with the 49ers. The 23-year-old Henry had two catches (on six targets) for 20 yards in his lone preseason contest, and was released from San Francisco's practice squad last week.