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Patriots host 5 free agent pass catchers for workouts – 98.5 The Sports Hub

The Patriots begin training camp this week, and do so with 85 players on their 90-man roster. Will they fill out the roster before practices begin on Wednesday?
On Monday, the Patriots worked out five free agent pass catchers in Foxborough. While none of those players left their workout with a contract, it’s not uncommon to see workout players end up on the practice field a few days later. That was the case with kickers this spring, when the team signed Tristan Vizcaino.
So who are these wide receivers and tight end the Patriots met with? Let’s take a look…
Apr 30, 2022; Birmingham, AL, USA; Tampa Bay Bandits wide receiver Derrick Dillon (4) breaks free for a touchdown against the Houston Gamblers during the first half at Protective Stadium. Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Dillon entered the NFL as a UDFA in 2020 out of LSU. He spent two seasons on the Giants’ practice squad. This past spring, he was one of the top receivers in the USFL, catching 28 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns for the Tampa Bay Bandits.
Aug 17, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Terry Godwin (14) runs with the ball during training camp at Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex. Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Godwin was a seventh-round pick by the Panthers in 2019, but ended up spending his first three NFL seasons with the Jaguars. Although he’s mainly been a practice squad player, he got into three games in 2020 catching three passes for 32 yards.
Unreal performance by @AndrewJamiel. We're up 32-20 before the half ❄️ pic.twitter.com/HyHv7OZsF1
A local product, Jamiel attended Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School then played college football at then-Division-II Stonehill College. He went undrafted in 2020 and has played in the indoor Fan Controlled Football League and The Spring League.
FB: TOUCHDOWN! Cinque Sweeting takes a kickoff 95 yards to the house! The Rock gonna keep fighting in this one. Notre Dame leads 33-17 with 11:07 to play in the third quarter. pic.twitter.com/rh6lCaWcvf
Sweeting went undrafted this past spring out of Division-II Slippery Rock. In addition to playing receiver, he was a standout kick returner in college.
What a catch this was by La'Michael Pettway to tie the game for the @USFLPanthers 🔥 pic.twitter.com/04qBlmm6Ab
After going undrafted in 2020, Pettaway ended up with the Michigan Panthers of the USFL this past season. In 10 games, he caught 24 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns. He has H-back size at 6-foot-2, 223 pounds.
NEXT: Patriots announce dates and times for initial training camp practices
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