Still no signings, but plenty of visits.
The Patriots, who reportedly brought defensive end Adrian Clayborn and running back Jeremy Hill in for free-agent visits today, had a couple of other visitors today:
Delvin Breaux had a good visit with the Patriots today and is heading home to New Orleans, per source. He has also visited with the Broncos. No offers yet. Sounds like he is healthy.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 16, 2018
Former Seahawks and Eagles OT Matt Tobin is visiting the Patriots today, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 16, 2018
Breaux, 28, who has the size (6-foot-1, 196 pounds) to cover bigger receivers, has an interesting back story. He signed as a recruit at LSU but never played there because of a broken neck suffered in a high school game in 2006. He served as a coach during his time at LSU, but, at the urging of his fiance, gave football another try by joining a semipro team in 2012. He later played in the Arena Football League and Canadian Football League before signing as a free agent with the Saints in 2015. But he's missed most of the last two seasons because of a series of injuries (a fractured fibula, a shoulder problem and another fibula fracture that was misdiagnosed by team doctors, causing him to sit out all of 2017). With Malcolm Butler and Johnson Bademosi having left via free agency, the Pats -- even with the acquisition of Jason McCourty -- are in need of cornerbacks.
Tobin, 27, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Eagles in 2013 and spent four seasons in Philadelphia before being traded to Seattle in 2017. An offensive tackle -- another obvious need in New England -- has started 21 of the 57 games he's played in the NFL.