Two-time Pro Bowler Willie McGinest recently expressed his desire to return for another season, and seems quite open to a possible return to the Patriots.
It’s uncertain if the interest is mutual.
While Bill Belichick and McGinest maintain a relationship, Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe reports there have been no formal talks between the two sides.
New England looks thin at outside linebacker, but they likely want to see what youngsters Pierre Woods and Shawn Crable can provide opposite Adalius Thomas.
If the kids don’t pan out or get hurt, perhaps the Patriots will give McGinest a call during the season, like they have done with Junior Seau the last two years.
That’s assuming Seau doesn’t return from graduation one more time.