New England Patriots

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 18: Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears looks on during the preseason game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears at Lumen Field on August 18, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

  • The Patriots aren’t done looking at their external options at wide receiver, as the team will reportedly host free agent Dazz Newsome for a Sunday workout.

    Word of Newsome’s upcoming workout was first reported by PFF’s Doug Kyed.

  • The Patriots’ reported interest in getting a look at Newsome comes on the heels of the team losing 2022 draft pick and preseason standout Tyquan Thornton to injury, and will come on the heels of the team’s third and final game of the 2022 preseason.

    Newsome, meanwhile, is looking for a work after a preseason that included two catches for 27 receiving yards and a touchdown in two appearances with Chicago.

    Drafted by the Bears in the sixth round in 2021, the 5-foot-10 Newsome appeared in three games for the Bears last season, and hauled in two of his five targets for 23 yards.

  • NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 28:  Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball and is chased by Bradley McDougald #30 of the Tennessee Titans during an NFL preseason game at Nissan Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Bears defeated the Titans 27-24.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

    NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 28: Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball and is chased by Bradley McDougald #30 of the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on August 28, 2021. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

    Newsome’s biggest impact for the 2021 Bears came in the return game, however, as the 23-year-old returned six punts in his three-game run with Chicago last year, and averaged 12.5 yards per punt. Newsome also had a season-long 28-yard return peppered into that six-return sample.

    Newsome returned three punts this preseason prior to his release from the Bears, but failed to make anything out of them, and even took an 11-yard loss on his return of the summer.

    The Patriots, for what it’s worth, have deployed Myles Bryant, Marcus Jones, J.J. Taylor, and Tre Nixon as their punt-returning options through the first two games of the preseason.

  • MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - JANUARY 09: Dan Chisena #85 of the Minnesota Vikings pressures Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears on a punt return during the first quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – JANUARY 09: Dan Chisena #85 of the Minnesota Vikings pressures Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears on a punt return during the first quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

    Prior to his time with Chicago, Newsome converted from cornerback to wide receiver at UNC, and was a full-time starter in his final two years with the Tar Heels. Overall, the Virginia-born wideout put up 188 catches for 2,435 yards and 18 touchdowns in 44 games played.

    Newsome also returned 48 punts during his collegiate career, an averaged 11.1 yards per return and scored one touchdown in that role.

    He also earned Second Team All-ACC honors in 2019 and was an All-ACC honorable mention in 2020.

  • SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 18: Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears warms up before the preseason game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears at Lumen Field on August 18, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – AUGUST 18: Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears warms up before the preseason game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears at Lumen Field on August 18, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

  • SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 18: Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after making a play in the third quarter during the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on August 18, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – AUGUST 18: Dazz Newsome #83 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after making a play in the third quarter during the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on August 18, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

  • CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 26: Dazz Newsome #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after a play during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Kenan Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 26: Dazz Newsome #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after a play during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Kenan Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)