The Patriots continue to kick the tires of interesting veteran names available in free agency.
On Sunday, they investigated a possible upgrade at safety. Shalise Manza Young and Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe report that Dashon Goldson came for a workout and physically. Sunday. The Patriots are reportedly unhappy with their safety position.
It has likely been a humbling couple of weeks for Goldson. He reportedly turned down chances to return to the 49ers, and is one of the few young players left with a track record of starting.
(For instance, only five of our top 80 free agents are still available. Two have serious injury concerns and two are over 30. Goldson is the other player.)
Goldson could take the spot of Brandon McGowan. Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports McGowan, signed last week, was released on Sunday.
If Goldson was signed, we wonder if he could cut into Brandon Meriweather’s playing time. Patrick Chung figures to be on the field almost every down for the Patriots this season.