FOXBORO -- The Patriots worked out quarterbacks Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and David Fales on Friday, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
The biggest name of the three, Barkley was the No. 1 high school prospect in the country heading into his college career at USC, but has bounced around the league since being taken in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. He spent two seasons with Philadelphia before being traded to the Cardinals in 2015. After one year in Arizona, he was released and signed by the Bears.
Barkley made the only six starts of his career with Chicago last season, throwing eight touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He signed a two-year deal with the 49ers over the summer but was released last week.
McGloin served as a backup for the Raiders the last four seasons, starting six games in 2013 and one last season after Derek Carr went down. He suffered a shoulder injury in his lone start last season, giving way for Connor Cook to start in the team’s playoff loss to the Texans.
A sixth-round pick of the Bears in 2014, Fales has spent time with the Ravens and Dolphins in addition to his two stints in Chicago. He took his only pro snaps last season, throwing five passes in a game against the Vikings.
Earlier Friday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Pats worked out wide receiver Jordan Payton, a sixth-round pick of the Browns from UCLA in 2016 who played four games for Cleveland last season, and QB Thad Lewis, who last played in a regular-season game for the Bills in 2013.