Gessner gets look
Continuing to keep their emergency lists updated, the Patriots had former Brown University receiver Chas Gessner in for a tryout at Gillette Stadium on Monday.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Gessner got his first crack in the NFL with the Patriots in 2003, when he signed with the club as a rookie free agent. He opened that season on the physically unable to perform list, was later activated for one game, then spent the rest of the season on the practice squad. He returned to the Patriots for 2004 training camp and was released on the final cut.
Gessner spent most of the 2004 season on the Jets' practice squad and was released by the Jets prior to the 2005 season. He's attempted to hook on with the Buccaneers in each of the last two seasons. He was released with an injury settlement Sept. 4.
Gessner does not have practice squad eligibility.