Patriots reportedly host 3 fullbacks for workouts


With James Develin and Jakob Johnson on injured reserve, the Patriots are taking a look at some available fullbacks.

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the team hosted TE/FB Orson Charles, FB Ricky Ortiz and RB/FB George Aston for workouts on Wednesday.

Charles, 28, is the most notable player of that group having bounced around the league since being a fourth-round pick in 2012. He's spent time with the Bengals, Lions, Chiefs and Browns. Most recently, he was with the Broncos during training camp and the preseason before being released during final roster cuts.It does not appear any of these players are close to signing, rather the Patriots simply doing due diligence.