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Patriots bring in a former Dolphins and Bills defensive tackle for a free agency workout

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In the light of Malcom Brown's injury, New England is taking a look at a defensive tackle.

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The New England Patriots defense is dealing with multiple injuries, one of the latest of which was suffered by defensive tackle Malcom Brown. Brown, who has been the team's best interior defensive lineman this season, is dealing with an ankle injury that led to him already being ruled out for the Patriots' upcoming game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

With fellow lineman Lawrence Guy also being listed on Friday's injury report with a chest injury – he is questionable to play –, it is no surprise to see New England take a look at its options. One of them apparently appears to be free agent defensive tackle Deandre Coleman, who the Patriots brought in for a workout yesterday (according to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss):

Free-agent DT Deandre Coleman, who played in college at Cal and was most recently with the Bills, was in for a Patriots workout today.

Coleman originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie signing by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014. The 6'5, 340 lbs Cal product has since been part of four different teams – the Jaguars as well as the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills – and appeared in a combined 10 games as a backup defensive tackle and part-time special teamer.

The 26-year old would likely serve in a similar role if brought aboard by New England – a team that currently has four defensive tackles on its roster and one on the practice squad.