We’ll let you decide what New England is up to with a scheduled trip to work out Ole Miss Dexter McCluster.
Albert Breer of the Boston Globe writes the Patriots will send a “contingent” to McCluster’s hometown Wednesday. The versatile running back said the Patriots talked to him about a slot receiver-like role at the combine.
While this trip could be gamesmanship, McCluster would fill a need in New England. The team could use a long-term replacement for Kevin Faulk, and none of the team’s current running backs are great bets to be with the team in 2011.
The Patriots own three second round picks and loves players that can fill multiple roles.