Patriots bring CFL cornerback (and former quarterback) in for workout
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With their sights set on getting ready for the 2020 season, the New England Patriots brought in Canadian Football League cornerback Tre Roberson for a Wednesday workout with the organization, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
The 27-year-old Roberson has spent the last year two years with Calgary, and finished 2019 with 41 tackles in 16 games for the Stampeders, while his seven interceptions were the second-most among all CFLers.
Before making the jump to Canada for two seasons with Calgary, Roberson spent time with the Vikings organization beginning in 2016, but was cut prior to the start of the 2017 season.
But as noted by Reiss, and though it’s been almost seven years since he last played this position, Roberson does have some experience at quarterback dating back to his college days with Indiana and then Indiana State. It was in the NCAA that Roberson, who was a star football prospect through the Indiana high school ranks, threw for 7,879 yards, 68 touchdowns, 30 interceptions, and totaled 32 scores and 2,788 rushing yards over the course of his career.
And the Patriots certainly love guys that can do it all.