Patriots reportedly work out 7 players, including 2nd-round pick Su'a Cravens

Ryan Hannable
September 03, 2019 - 5:44 pm

As usual, the Patriots are working out a number of players early in the year as they prepare for potential needs later in the season.

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According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the team worked out seven players Tuesday, including defensive back Chris Campbell, cornerback Tevaughn Campbell, defensive back Su'a Cravens, defensive back Lenzy Pipkins, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive back Arrion Springs and tight end Jason Vander Laan.

Cravens is the most notable of the group. He was selected in the second round by the Redskins in the 2016 draft, but made a surprise announcement at the start of 2017 that he was going to retire due to concussion concerns. He was placed on the team's exempt list in an effort to potentially have him change his mind. He didn't play that season, but was traded to the Broncos in the offseason.

The USC product ended up by playing in a few games in 2018 following a knee injury during the summer. Cravens was released by Denver as part of roster cuts last weekend.

No signing remains imminent, as these are usually for future reference.

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