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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09: Sean Davis #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers breaks up a pass intended for David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Patriots hosted just one player for a free agent meeting on Tuesday. Veteran safety Sean Davis was in Foxborough for a workout, according to the NFL transaction wire.

Davis was a second round pick by the Steelers in 2016, and played five years for Pittsburgh. In 64 games, he recorded 259 tackles, five interceptions, and 2.5 sacks. Patriots fans probably best remember him for trying to cover Rob Gronkowski in the teams’ 2017 matchup, leading to the iconic photo of Gronk appearing to laugh at him in the end zone.

After not being re-signed following the 2020 season, the 27-year-old spent this summer with the Indianapolis Colts, and played one game for them before being released in mid-September. He was then picked up by the Bengals, and played three more games before getting cut last week.

While sometimes these workouts are just about updating the team’s ’emergency list.’ the Patriots have been thin in the secondary lately. Kyle Dugger, Jonathan Jones, Jalen Mills, Shaun Wade, Justin Bethel, and Cody Davis all appeared on the injury report last week.

The Patriots currently have 50 players on their 53-man roster, with Isaiah Wynn and Michael Onwenu expected to return soon from COVID-IR. The team’s practice squad is full after signing safety Elijah Benton last week.

MORE: Patriots Personnel Report

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