Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Patriots host three on workouts
By Mike Rodak
The Patriots hosted three offensive players for workouts on Tuesday, including two fullbacks, a position to which the team typically does not devote a roster spot.
Working out for the Patriots was running back Charles Scott, a 23-year old product of LSU who was drafted in the sixth round by the Eagles last season. He was traded to the Cardinals at the end of the 2010 preseason and later landed on the Giants' practice squad, where he spent all of last season.
Scott was involved in a car accident in May, but played in three preseason games this season for the Giants before being waived during final cuts. At 5-foot-11, 242 pounds, Scott was primarily a running back at LSU, where he is seventh all-time in career rushing yards, but has been used more in a fullback-type role in the NFL.
Also in for a workout was fullback Lousaka Polite, who has played in 75 career games for the Cowboys, Bears, and Dolphins. The 30-year old was released by Miami during final cuts this season, but started 10 games for the Dolphins in 2010, rushing 26 times for 62 yards and one touchdown.
Finally, the Patriots hosted tight end Jake O'Connell for a workout Monday. The 2009 seventh-round pick played in 19 games over his first two seasons in Kansas City, making five catches for 38 yards. The 25-year old, who stands at 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, played in the Chiefs' opener this season before being released.