The New England Patriots have made a living off of getting the most out of other franchise's discarded players.
Last season the Patriots worked out quarterback-turned-wideout Terrelle Pryor when he was released by the Cleveland Browns. The Patriots ended up not signing him, a decision that surprised Pryor.
"I really thought I was going to be a Patriot,'' Pryor told Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. "I know Bill Belichick really liked me. I had a great workout for them and everything went really well. I really thought he was going to sign me.''
Pryor felt that he had a "phenomenal" workout with the Patriots, but believes the team decided not to sign him over concerns they had with a previous hamstring injury.
Back with the Cleveland Browns in 2016, the 27-year-old burst back onto the scene last week against the Miami Dolphins. He was responsible for 200 of Cleveland's 430 yards (144 receiving, 21 rushing and 35 passing).
Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.
Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.
The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.
More to come...
Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment.
Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".
Click here to listen and see how he did.