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Patriots reportedly work out former 1st-round pick DL Datone Jones along with multiple wide receivers

Ryan Hannable
September 18, 2017 - 6:10 pm

FOXBORO -- The Patriots worked out a former first-round pick on Monday.

According to ESPN's Field Yates, the team worked out defensive lineman Datone Jones, formerly of the Packers and Vikings. This was his first visit with any team.

Jones, 27, spent his first four years in the league with the Packers and totaled 74 tackles and nine sacks. He played in at least 13 games all four years, including 15 the past two. After not returning to the Packers, he spent training camp with the Vikings, but was recently released.

He was the Packers' first-round pick in 2013 and potentially could give the Patriots some depth on the defensive line.

In addition, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports the team worked out a number of receivers, including River Cracraft, Kenny Lawler, and Nelson Spruce. Other players worked out were defensive back Robert Nelson and defensive end Jonathan Woodard.

Bringing in a number of receivers isn't a surprise considering the number of injuries at the position.

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