The latest team to work out Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive end Phillip Hunt is the New England Patriots, according to a report by FOXSports.
Hunt, who led the CFL in sacks last season with 16, had already worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings before strutting his stuff for the 12-2 Patriots on Monday.
“Wherever we can find players, whatever league [they] show up in it’s our job and responsibility to investigate in that,” New England’s director of player personnel Nick Caserio told Masslive.com. “In the end you just have to figure out if that player makes sense for your team or club and will have a roll. We scout the CFL, we look at the Arena League and we look at the UFL.”
Hunt is eligible to sign with an NFL team in the new year, but his situation is a bit unsettled with the threat of a lockout prior to next season.