Veteran linebacker Willie McGinest recently has shown some leg to the New England Patriots in the hopes of securing a final NFL season with his original team.
A league source tells us that the Patriots are not likely to stop the car and ask McGinest if he knows how to use a mop-wringer.
Though the Patriots haven’t avoided older players due to their age, the older players must still have a high level ability. McGinest, per the source, doesn’t.
McGinest, a 15-year veteran, joined the Patriots in 1994. After twelve years with the Pats, he signed as a free agent with the Browns in 2006.
One possible destination would be Miami, since it was Bill Parcells who drafted McGinest in the first round in the months before the league’s 75th season. But Parcells and the Dolphins brought back Jason Taylor several months ago, and it’s highly unlikely that the Dolphins would devote two roster spots to part-time players who won’t be playing special teams.