Kendall Simmons (73) blocks in Pittsburgh. (Getty Images)
The Patriots hosted veteran free-agent guard Kendall Simmons on a workout at Gillette Stadium.
The 30-year-old Simmons has played his entire career with the Steelers, appearing in 80 career regular-season games. Simmons (6-3, 315) played in just four games last season after rupturing his Achilles.
This might be a case where the Patriots are updating their emegency lists in the event of injury. The team has returning starters in Logan Mankins (left) and Stephen Neal (right), with fourth-round draft choice Rich Ohrnberger a top backup who is likely to be on the final roster.