Report: Pats host former DIII star for workout


The New England Patriots may welcome a familiar face back to their practice squad.

The Patriots hosted free agent wide receiver Mason Kinsey for a workout Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reported Thursday.

Kinsey joined New England's practice squad on Sept. 8 after spending training camp with the Tennessee Titans, but the Patriots released him on Oct. 1 after adding offensive lineman Jordan Roos to their developmental team.

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However, it appears the Patriots could bring Kinsey back onto the practice squad, where he'd join Isaiah Zuber, Devin Ross and Kristian Wilkerson.

Kinsey went undrafted out of Berry College, a small Division III liberal arts school in Georgia. The 22-year-old put up monster numbers for the Vikings, setting school records in receptions (203), receiving yards (3,343) and touchdowns (50) in 43 games played.

New England has a Division II alum on its roster in Bemidji State product Gunner Olszewski, but Kinsey would be the lone Division III player if he returns to the squad.