Phinisee gets look
The Patriots had free-agent defensive back Justin Phinisee in for a tryout Thursday at Gillette Stadium.
The 5-foot-10, 197-pound Phinisee was a seventh-round draft choice (235th overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006. He was cut by Tampa Bay before the season began, before being signed to the Chiefs' practice squad on Oct. 4. Phinisee was released from the Chiefs' practice squad on Nov. 6.
Phinisee played safety and cornerback at the University of Oregon, which is the type of versatility the Patriots like in their defensive backs.