The New England Patriots have made a habit of bringing in veterans later in the free agent in the process that have found roles during the Bill Belichick era.
Names like defensive lineman Mark Anderson and Andre Carter, linebacker Bryan Cox and more recently, guard Brian Waters, come to mind.
The Patriots got an outstanding season out of Waters in 2011 before the two sides parted ways.
The Patriots are hoping to strike gold with another free agent guard in former Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Pro Bowler David Joseph.
According to Mike Reiss via Field Yates of ESPN Boston, the Patriots hosted Joseph on a visit.
From @MikeReiss & I: Patriots hosted FA G Davin Joseph on a visit, per sources. Former Bucs G is a 2x Pro Bowler, has started 97 games.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 7, 2014
After a knee injury, Joseph is a far cry from the player he once was, which is the biggest reason the Buccaneers cut ties with him.
Still, Joseph could help provide depth and possibly even start at guard if he is called upon to do so.