With the recent retirement of long-time left tackle Matt Light, the Patriots could potentially use some additional depth along the offensive line heading into training camp. That being said, according to ESPN Boston's Mike Rodak, the Patriots worked out three different free agent offensive linemen today:
The Patriots hosted three offensive linemen on tryouts Wednesday, according to a league source.
All three of these players have considerable starting experience in the NFL. Richard, whom I coincidentally went to high school with, has played in 48 career games with the Colts, including eleven starts. He has the versatility to play center or guard.
Stephon Heyer and Brandon Keith would both provide depth at the tackle position, where the Patriots are currently pretty thin. Heyer, who stands at 6'6" and 330 lbs, is primarily a right tackle who has started 35 of 61 career games played for the Redskins and Raiders. Lastly, Keith, a seventh round pick of the Cardinals in 2008, has started 20 of 26 career games played.