Patriots Worked Out WR Mike Williams & TE Jeff Cumberland


Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots worked out free agent TE Jeff Cumberland on Wednesday.

  • Volin adds that the Patriots also brought in veteran WR Mike Williams for a workout as well.

Earlier in the day, New England elected to sign FB/TE Clay Harbor to a contract, so it appears as though they won’t be signing Cumberland to a contract, unless they view Harbor as a fullback.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Cumberland to a contract wouldn’t factor into a team’s 2017 compensatory picks.

Cumberland, 28, was in the final year of his  three-year, $5.7 million contract when he was released in a move that freed up $1.9 million in available cap space for the Jets.

In 2015, Cumberland appeared in 15 games and recorded five receptions for 77 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Williams, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract and later signed a six-year extension with the Bucs in July of 2013.

However, he had numerous off-the-field issues that led to the Buccaneers trading him to the Bills less than a year later for a sixth-round pick that later became Robert Herron. Buffalo elected to waive Williams towards the end of the 2014 season.

In 2014, Williams appeared in five games and caught eight passes for 142 yards receiving and a touchdown.

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