New England Patriots

On Tuesday, the Patriots hosted four free agents in Foxborough for workouts. The team met with running back Nathan Cottrell, offensive linemen Derwin Gray and Jordan Meredith, and cornerback Linden Stephens, per the league’s transaction wire.

The Patriots regularly meet with free agents in order to know who is available should a roster spot or practice squad spot open. In fact, the team currently has an open spot on the 53-man roster after placing Malcolm Perry on IR last Friday.

Here’s a closer look at the players the Patriots met with on Tuesday…

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