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Patriots reportedly host CFL defensive back Tre Roberson for free-agent workout

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Tre Roberson won the 2018 Grey Cup with the Calgary Stampeders.

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A recent Calgary Stampeder paid the New England Patriots a visit on Wednesday.

According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, New England worked out free-agent cornerback Tre Roberson.

Roberson, a Canadian Football League All-Star, had been released by the Stampeders at the start of January in order to pursue NFL opportunities. Workouts with the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts have followed since then, per 590 The Fan’s Howard Balzer.

Calgary’s nominee for the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player honor, Roberson finished the 2019 campaign with seven interceptions and 12 deflections.

Those marks ranked second and third, respectively, in the CFL.

Roberson registered 41 tackles and returned a pair of turnovers for touchdowns in the process. The 27-year-old won the Grey Cup with Calgary the prior campaign.

His Stampeders tenure began in May of 2018. It went on to include 10 interceptions in 32 games.

A converted quarterback by way of Indiana and Illinois State, Roberson originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016. The 6-foot, 190-pound corner logged three stints on Minnesota’s practice squad during his rookie season, and was retained through the 2017 preseason on a reserve-future contract.