Report: Patriots Worked Out Veteran Defensive Tackle Spencer Johnson


Spencer JohnsonThe Patriots are already at the threshold of their 90-man roster, but that’s not keeping them from taking a look at players still out on the market.

The Patriots worked out veteran defensive tackle Spencer Johnson on Thursday, according to Field Yates of Johnson played four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings before heading to Buffalo and spending the past five seasons with the Bills.

Johnson, 31, is a 6-foot-3, 305-pound interior lineman who has racked up more than 300 tackles and 14 sacks in his nine-year career. He’s not much of a pass rusher (which the Patriots may still be looking for), but he could serve as good interior depth behind Vince Wilfork on the Patriots’ defensive line.

The Pats do have a bevy of defensive linemen already on the roster, considering the additions of veteran Tommy Kelly and CFL exiles Armond Armstead and Jason Vega, but they could still use some depth inside after the recent departures of Kyle Love and Brandon Deaderick.

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