The four players visiting Foxboro MOnday for a tryout were; WR Chris Jones (Vikings), TE Terry Jones (49ers), DB James Patrick (Buccaneers) and DB Ray Williams (Saints).
Head coach Bill Belichick has said that the Patriots will continue to bring in players to keep their emergency list up to date. New England has one spot on the roster open after releasing Johnathan Sullivan and Hank Poteat then signing Jabar Gaffney yesterday.
A little more on the players:
WR Chris Jones - an undrafted rookie out of Jackson State, Jones signed with the Vikings as a free agent following the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent time on the Vikings practice squad for most of 2005 until he was promoted to the active roster late in the season. Jones was released by Minnesota as part of their final roster cuts just prior to the start of the 2006 season.
TE Terry Jones - a former member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound tight end was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He had 30 starts in three seasons with the Ravens. Released by Baltimore during the 2005 season, Jones was acquired by the San Francisco 49ers. He became a free agent when the 49ers released him as part of the final round of roster cuts heading into the 2006 season. Known as more of a blocking TE than a pass catcher, the four-year veteran has 59 receptions for 493 yards and 5 scores.
DB James Patrick - A defensive back from Stillman College, Patrick spent the entire 2005 season on the Buccaneers practice squad. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound defender was released prior to the 2006 season.
DB Ray Williams - a former Purdue Boilermaker, signed with the New Orleans Saints May 1, 2006 as an undrafted rookie free agent. New Orleans put Williams at cornerback, a position he played sparingly at Purdue his senior season. He was released prior to the 2006 NFL season. The 6-foot-2, 193-pound Jamaican native spent his first three seasons at Purdue as a receiver. A two-way player in high school, Williams' shift to DB in college was a familiar move for the New Jersey athletic star. A high school participant in track and field, Williams was also on Purdue's track team