The Patriots have never been shy about drafting safeties who fit a certain athletic profile. And even though that position may be the most stable on the team's roster outside of quarterback, that won't keep Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio from doing their homework on draft prospects at that spot.
It comes as little surprise then that Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported Friday that New England will work out UMass safety Khary Bailey-Smith on Monday.
Bailey-Smith (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) hails from Weymouth, Mass. and competed for the football, basketball and track teams at Weymouth High. He made 69 tackles last season for the Minutemen after missing most of 2015 due to a knee injury.
The Patriots are well-stocked at safety with Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon, Patrick Chung, Nate Ebner and Jordan Richards all under contract for 2017. But if Bailey-Smith has the physical skill set that the Patriots typically look for, he could be worth a late-round selection or a shot as an undrafted free agent.
According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.
Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.
Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.
The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, “We are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. “He has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”
Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?
Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride.
Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
So, who won the dance-off?