Patriots

Patriots

If for some reason you needed more evidence that Bill Belichick and his staff are always updating information on potential fits for their roster, look no further than what they did on Wednesday. 

According to ESPN, the Patriots worked out former Browns wideout Andrew Hawkins. The Houston Chronicle, meanwhile, reported that receiver Reggie Diggs also worked out in Foxboro. 

Hawkins (5-foot-7, 180 pounds) may be a familiar name to Patriots fans as he caught four passes for a season-high 56 yards and one touchdown against New England in Week 5 of last season. He finished the year with 33 catches for 324 yards and three scores. The 31-year-old has recently seen his name in the headlines as he completed his Sports Management degree at Columbia and graduated on Monday. 

Diggs (6-4, 215 pounds) signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent last season after finishing his career at the University of Richmond. He did not play in a regular-season game last season and was waived earlier this month. 

The Patriots have one of the deepest receiving corps in football with Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell all potentially playing significant roles in this year's offense. It stacks up with the 2007 Patriots (Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Donte' Stallworth, Jabar Gaffney) as one of the deepest receiving groups in franchise history.