The New England Patriots are bringing in five free agents for tryouts this week, according to Albert Breer.
The full list of players who are trying out includes:
Nix, 28, originally signed on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State back in 2014. He was unable to make the 53-man roster and sat out the entire 2014 season before signing a future/reserve contract with the Steelers in January of 2015.
The Steelers elected to sign him to one-year exclusive rights deals in 2016 and 2017. He signed a four-year, $6.975 million extension after making the Pro Bowl in 2017, but was released by the Steelers this offseason.
Nix was signed to a one-year deal by the Colts back in April but the team opted to release him prior to the start of the 2020 season.
In 2019, Nix appeared in three games for the Steelers and caught two passes for four yards receiving.