The Patriots hosted wide receiver Tim Dwight on a free-agent visit.
Dwight, who played for the team in 2005 and totaled 19 catches and three touchdowns, spent last season with the New York Jets. He was with the Jets in training camp this year but was released as the Jets formed their final 53-man roster.
The Patriots have been working out different players this week, likely to keep their emergency lists fresh. Dwight could be on the short list at receiver, and as a punt returner.
There is also the element of information exchange, as the Patriots could have tapped Dwight for any Jets-related items they felt might help them in Sunday’s season opener. Earlier in the week, when asked about the value of such meetings, Patriots coach Bill Belichick downplayed the significance of information exchange.
The visit with Dwight comes after the Jets hosted former Patriots receiver Reche Caldwell on a free-agent visit Tuesday.
Dwight’s visit was initially reported by the NFL Network’s Adam Schefter.