The New England Patriots have been among the busiest teams in free agency.
They made a huge splash signing former New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cornerback Darrelle Revis, then added former Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Brandon Browner. They addressed one of the weakest positions, wide receiver by re-signing Julian Edelman and cutting a deal with former Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver Brandon LaFell.
Now, the Patriots would like to address another portion of their team that needs an upgrade – the pass rush.
According to Tony Pauline of Draft Insider, the Patriots have worked out defensive end/linebacker Anthony Larry of the Eastern Washington Eagles.
New England Patriots have worked out Anthony Larry/DE-OLB/Eastern Washington- good fit as designated pass rusher; R Ninkovich just turned 30
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 31, 2014
The 6’2, 251-pound Larry played with his hand in the dirt in college, but many project him to make the switch to outside linebacker in the NFL.
Pauline, who thinks Larry is extremely underrated, compared him to current Patriots’ pass rusher Rob Ninkovich, who had 91 tackles and 8.0 sacks for the Patriots last season.
Over his career, Larry recorded 127 tackles and 11.5 sacks for the Eagles.
The Green Bay Packers have also showed interest in Larry.