Report: Patriots Hosting Free-Agent Linebacker Jabaal Sheard On Visit

The New England Patriots could boost their pass rush via free agency.

Former Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard is going to Foxboro on Tuesday night for a free-agent visit with the Patriots, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Sheard had 23 sacks in four seasons with the Browns after being a second-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh in 2011.

Sheard’s most productive season came in his rookie season, when he had 8.5 sacks while the Browns still were running a 4-3 defensive alignment. Sheard likely would rotate with Rob Ninkovich and Chandler Jones at defensive end with the Patriots.

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