CFL defender Foley to visit with Patriots

Ricky Foley, who has totaled 20 sacks over the last three years in the Canadian Football League, is scheduled to visit the Patriots on Thursday, according to his agent Paul Sheehy of ProStar Sports Agency.

Foley, 27, is a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker. He visited with the Jets on Tuesday and is en route to St. Louis for a visit with the Rams. Over the last three years in the CFL, he has totaled 40 special teams tackles. In 2009, he had 12 sacks and 51 tackles for the British Columbia Lions.

“I’m not going to say he’ll be like Cameron Wake [contract wise], who we took down [from the CFL to the Miami Dolphins] last year. Guys like that are few and far between,” said Sheehy. “I think he can make a roster.”

Foley (6-3, 250) had signed with Baltimore Ravens in 2006 after playing at York University; after a brief stint in Baltimore he ultimately landed in the CFL.