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Patriots Tried Out 5 Players Including DE Owa Odighizuwa

According to Mike Reiss, the Patriots brought in five free agents for tryouts on Monday including DB Alex Carter, P Matt Darr, G Cole Toner, OT Storm Norton and DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa.

Of this group, the Patriots signed Carter and Toner to their practice squad.

In a surprising move, Odighizuwa decided to not attend the Giants’ minicamp and posted a tweet in which he hinted at possibly retiring from the NFL. Although, he later clarified that he wasn’t walking away from football.

Odighizuwa was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league’s PED policy back in August and waived by the Giants soon after.

Odighizuwa, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Giants back in 2015. He was in the third year of his four-year, $3.16 million rookie contract and set to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the final two years of the agreement when he was waived during the preseason.

In 2016, Odighizuwa appeared in 14 games for the Giants and recorded three tackles, no sacks and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 170 total snaps last season.