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Patriots Work Out Another Defender

Versatile defender gets a closer look

The help wanted sign is back out at Gillette Stadium, and it's not for event ushers, hot dog vendors or parking attendants. It's for help on defense. The Patriots opted to work out a free agent who might be able to contribute on the team's injury-riddled defense. See who was in for a look this week in New England and what the team might be thinking by taking a closer look.

PatriotsInsider.com has learned that free agent defensive back Justin Phinisee met with the New England Patriots for a tryout. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound defender has the ability to play a number of positions in the defensive backfield, something the Patriots -- who lack depth in the secondary -- covet.Originally a seventh-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in the 2006 NFL Draft out of the University...

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