FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots had 11 players in for tryouts on Friday, a group that included quarterbacks Graham Harrell, B.J. Coleman and Austin Davis.
The Patriots have just two quarterbacks on their active roster, Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett, and have an opening on their practice squad. So it's possible that they could be looking to add a third layer of depth at the position.
At the same time, it is commonplace for the team to work out players at numerous positions as they keep emergency lists fresh. This happens on a yearly basis, especially at this time on the calendar.
Of the quarterbacks, Harrell has the biggest name recognition from his college career at Texas Tech. He was most recently with the Packers and briefly with the Jets.
Also notable on the workout list was former Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer.
The full list of workouts for the Patriots, with the player's college:
WR Josh Bellamy (Louisville)
RB Damien Berry (Miami)
WR Chad Bumphis (Mississippi State)
QB B.J. Coleman (Chattanooga)
QB Austin Davis (Southern Mississippi)
RB Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech)
NT Sione Fua (Stanford)
QB Graham Harrell (Texas Tech)
RB Cameron Marshall (Arizona State)
DT Clinton McDonald (Memphis)
NT Andre Neblett (Temple)
The Patriots also released receiver Kamar Aiken from the injured reserve list.