Patriots work out WR Austin Collie

The Patriots continue to search for talent at wide receiver, and held a private workout for former Colts receiver Austin Collie before Tuesday’s minicamp practice, a league source told the Globe.

Collie, 27, is trying to get career back on track after suffering a torn patella tendon in his right knee on Sept. 24, ending his 2012 season with just one catch for six yards. Collie was cleared by doctors last week to return to football activities, and left New England without a contract offer. Collie is supposed to work out with two other teams this week before personnel around the league start leaving for summer vacation, and hopes to find a home by the start of training camp in late July.


A 2009 fourth-round pick out of BYU, Collie had 172 catches for 1,839 yards and 16 touchdowns in his first three NFL seasons, all with the Colts. Though he had multiple concussions in 2010, Collie played in all 16 games in 2011 and he has no post-concussion issues, a source said.

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