With no work to do (at this point, at least) ahead of the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, the Patriots are keeping busy with free agents.
The team reportedly brought in a pair of players for visits Wednesday, with former Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta and former Vikings offensive lineman Brandon Fusco both making the trip to New England.
Skuta, 31, was released two seasons into a five-year, $20.5 million contract with the Jaguars. The 6-foot-2, 252-pounder broke into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Bengals in 2009 and has also played for the 49ers. Last season, he totaled 18 tackles with no sacks over 13 games. His career-high in tackles came when he had 40 in 2015; he posted a career-best five sacks with San Francisco in 2014.
A sixth-round pick in 2011, the 28-year-old Fusco had spent his entire career with the Vikings as a center and guard before being released in February.
Source: former Jaguars LB Dan Skuta is visiting the Patriots today. Appeared in 13 games for Jacksonville in 2016.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2017