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Patriots reportedly host Jordan Leggett, Darius Kilgo on free-agent visits

With the NFL opt-out deadline passed, New England’s active roster stands at 75.

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The New England Patriots had a pair of free agents in for visits on Friday.

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, New England hosted tight end Jordan Leggett and defensive tackle Darius Kilgo.

Leggett, 25, had been waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of training camp as rosters around the NFL began to reduce to 80. The Clemson product entered the league as a fifth-round pick of the New York Jets in 2017. Listed at 6-foot-5, 258 pounds, Leggett appeared in 15 games and made four starts during his stay in the AFC East. He caught 14 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown.

Kilgo, 28, earned a Super Bowl LI ring as part of New England’s practice squad after being claimed off waivers from the Denver Broncos. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound nose tackle has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions. Kilgo has checked into 29 career contests since arriving in the sixth round of the 2015 draft out of Maryland.

New England currently stands with an active roster of 75 after the league’s opt-out deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

The organization goes forward without running back Brandon Bolden, fullback Danny Vitale, wide receiver Marqise Lee, tight end Matt LaCosse, offensive linemen Marcus Cannon and Najee Toran, as well as linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung.