Report: Wesley Woodyard lines up visit with Patriots

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The Patriots have held the door open for free agent linebacker Brandon Spikes, and his potential replacement could be on his way in.

Via Tom Curran of, Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard is scheduled to visit the Patriots.

(Of course, now that word’s out, there’s always the chance he won’t make it.)

Woodyard is undersized but fast, and would definitely give the Patriots a different dynamic at the position than Spikes.

He had 15 tackles and a forced fumble against the Patriots in the regular season, and clearly made an impression.