New England Patriots

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - AUGUST 25: Donte Moncrief #11 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up prior to an NFL preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on August 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The Patriots brought in three free agents for COVID-19 tests on Saturday, with the intention of eventually holding a workout, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Among the Patriots’ guests is veteran wideout Donte Moncrief.

Moncrief, 27, spent the 2019 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers. He signed with the New York Jets before the 2020 season and was released before signing to the practice squad. The Jets released Moncrief on October 14.

Moncrief made four catches for 18 yards in eight games between the Steelers and Panthers last season. His best campaign came in 2015 with the Colts, when Moncrief caught 64 passes for 733 yards and six touchdowns.

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The other two free agents to visit Foxborough for COVID tests are receiver Darius Jennings and defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow. Jennings played the past two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, while Glasgow spent the past three years with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Patriots’ exploration of the free-agent market among wide receivers came on the heels of placing Julian Edelman on injured reserve. Second-year receiver N’Keal Harry (concussion) will also be unavailable for Sunday’s game at the Buffalo Bills. The Pats elevated rookie wideout Isaiah Zuber to the main roster from the practice squad ahead of the game.

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