The Patriots are hosting free-agent cornerback Deltha O'Neal on a visit today at Gillette Stadium.
The visit was first reported by SIRIUS NFL Radio. The report has been confirmed by a source close to O'Neal.
The 31-year-old O'Neal would bolster a cornerback spot that currently included fourth-year veteran Ellis Hobbs, rookies Terrence Wheatley and Jonathan Wilhite, and nine-year veteran Lewis Sanders. The group was thinned on Saturday when the Patriots surprising cut veteran Fernando Bryant, who had been running with the first string throughout training camp.
O'Neal has played for the Broncos (2000-2003) and Bengals (2004-2007).