Report: Patriots Work Out Derek Sherrod, Former First-Round Draft Pick

The New England Patriots might have tipped their hand to the severity of rookie offensive tackle Cameron Fleming’s ankle injury.

The Patriots worked out a former first-round draft pick, offensive tackle Derek Sherrod, ESPN’s Field Yates reported Tuesday. Sherrod was released by the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 3 after four disappointing years with the team.

The 6-foot-6, 321-pound Mississippi State product started only one game for the Packers — in Week 2 of this season. He missed the entire 2012 season and half of 2013 after breaking his leg in December 2011.

Fleming’s ankle was rolled up near the end of the fourth quarter Sunday when the rookie offensive lineman was playing as a third offensive tackle/tight end. He didn’t re-enter the game. If Fleming has to miss any time with the injury, the Patriots could bring in a player like Sherrod to serve as depth.

Thumbnail photo via Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Images

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