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Report: Patriots host ex-Chiefs DT for tryout

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The New England Patriots reportedly hosted veteran defensive tackle Xavier Williams for a tryout on Wednesday.

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots could be looking for depth options on the defensive line with DT Beau Allen absent from practice.

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Williams signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Iowa in 2015. He spent three seasons with the Cardinals before signing with the Kansas CIty Chiefs as a restricted free agent in 2018.

In 44 career games, Williams has totaled three sacks, three forced fumbles, and 83 tackles. His most productive season came in 2018 when he tallied 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and 47 tackles.

Allen, Adam Butler, Byron Cowart, Darius Kilgo, and Bill Murray are the DTs currently on the Patriots depth chart.

 
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