Patriots work out 5 players

The Patriots worked out the following five players today, according to a league source:

WR Reggie Dunn (Utah)

DB Terry Hawthorne (Illinois)

DB Travis Howard (Ohio State)

DE Emeka Onyenekqu (Louisiana Lafayette)

LB Taylor Reed (SMU)

It is commonplace for the team to work out numerous players at this time of year, in part to keep emergency lists fresh and also for practice squad consideration.