Report: Patriots bring in veteran DT for a visit


The New England Patriots are doing their due diligence as they prepare for the final stretch of the regular season.

They reportedly hosted veteran defensive tackle Akeem Spence for a visit on Tuesday, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

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Spence was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the  2013 NFL Draft. After four seasons with the Bucs, the 28-year-old has stints with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.

In 15 games last year between Philly and Jacksonville, Spence tallied 18 tackles (14 solo).