New England Patriots: Ryan Otten

Patriots preview: Make-or-break stretch

August, 27, 2014
Aug 27
Tom Brady recently said that a team truly doesn't know what it has until December, and it's almost as if he was looking at the schedule when he said that. A Nov. 2 home game against the Broncos, followed by the bye and then a Sunday night road game against the Colts looks like the iron of the schedule. After a home date with Detroit, then it's a challenging back-to-back road set against the Packers (Nov. 30) and Chargers (Dec. 7) in which Belichick is considering keeping the team out West for the week leading into the Sunday night game at San Diego. That stretch should tell us all we need to know about the Patriots.

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Source: Pats bring in trio for workouts

September, 24, 2013
The Patriots worked out a trio of players on Tuesday -- tight ends Ryan Otten and Bryce Davis as well as running back Jeremy Wright -- according to a league source.

Otten, 6-foot-6 and 241 pounds, originally was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent this past spring, but was later waived by the team. He was a productive player at San Jose State, where he finished with nine touchdowns over his last two seasons.

Davis previously was with the Cincinnati Bengals and has served as a long snapper. The 24-year-old attended Central Oklahoma.

Wright, another undrafted player, left Louisville early and eventually signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished his college career in style, scoring a touchdown in the Cardinals' upset win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl.

None of these players was signed to a contract, as it's possible this was a workout that the team used to keep tabs on its list of priority free agents.