Redmond, 26, entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2016. The UCLA product has played in 32 games since then for Cincinnati, starting 24 over the past three regular seasons at right guard.
Following a performance-enhancing drug suspension and a torn biceps in 2019, Redmond re-signed with the Bengals last April. He was later released at the 53-man roster deadline after spending training camp on the non-football injury list. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman would return as part of the practice squad and was added to the active roster as the calendar turned to October, where he remained to see 41 percent of the offensive snaps by campaign’s end.
According to Pro Football Focus, Redmond allowed three sacks and graded out 21st among NFL guards in the run-blocking department in 2020. He started seven of his nine appearances.
Behind projected starters Mike Onwenu, David Andrews and Shaq Mason, New England’s interior depth includes Ted Karras, Marcus Martin, Najee Toran and versatile tackle William Sherman, a sixth-round selection from Colorado who recently signed his rookie contract.
In addition to working out Redmond, the Patriots reportedly hosted veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on a free-agent visit Thursday.