Patriots Hosted Three Including DB Justin Bethel

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots brought in free agent DB Justin Bethel for a visit on Tuesday following his recent release from the Ravens. 

  • Mike Reiss adds that the Patriots also tired out OT Aaron Monteiro and WR Malik Henry on Tuesday. 

Yates notes that Bethel is regarded as one of the best special teams players in the league.

Baltimore made the decision to release Bethel in order to protect a fourth-round compensatory pick they could have lost.

Bethel, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before signing a four-year, $15.66 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed with Arizona back in 2015.

Bethel was set to make base salaries of $4.5 million and $5 million over the final two years of the agreement when he agreed to a restructured contract that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent last year. 

The Falcons signed Bethel to a contract for the 2018 season before he joined the Ravens this past March. 

In 2019, Bethel has appeared in seven games for the Ravens and recorded four tackles and a fumble recovery.


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