According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the New England Patriots had five gamers check out Friday. Fullback Roosevelt Nix, large receiver Damion Willis, offending linemen Cordel Iwuagwu and Jordan Steckler along with linebacker David Reese all took part in Covid-19 screening to start the procedure on free representative workouts.

As Reiss mentioned, these check outs are most likely tied to the team upgrading their emergency situation lists.

Nix, 28, is the many well known name on this list, having made the Pro-Bowl as a fullback in 2017. He is most well known for his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, mostly being utilized as a fullback and core unique teamer from 2015-2019. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts in April, 2020 but was released as a part of the group’s final roster cuts. He likewise has experience on the defensive side of the ball, having played on the defensive line at Kent State.

Iwuagwu, 24, is a 6’3″ 309 lb guard who was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted totally free agent in April. Following training school, Houston signed the TCU alum their practice squad, before launching him on September 14th.

Reese, 22, has had a pretty eventful first couple of months in the NFL. He signed with the Carolina Panthers following the NFL Draft but was cut on August 22nd. The Minnesota Vikings signed him on August 26th, but cut him simply 11 days into his period. He invested his college years at the University of Florida, taping 94 deals with and 2.0 sacks as a Senior.

Steckler, 24, is an offending lineman out of Northern Illinois University, who signed with the New Orleans Saints following the 2020 NFL Draft. They waived him as a part of their last roster cuts. He played both guard and tackle in college.

Willis, 23, is a second year gamer out of Troy. He invested 10 games on the Cincinnati Bengals active roster in 2019, taping 9 catches for 82 backyards. The 6’4″ 200 pound receiver hung out on the Cleveland Browns roster prior to being cut on August 31st. He is an alum of Netflix’s hit series “Last Chance U”.

The Patriots presently have 52 gamers on their active roster, and a complete practice squad of 16 players.