Patriots Work Out Five Defensive Backs, Including JaCorey Shepherd


September 6, 2016

The New England Patriots recently worked out five defensive backs, and one signed to the practice squad.

The Patriots worked out cornerback Mike Hilton, safety Trae Elston, safety Stefan McClure, cornerback JaCorey Shepherd and cornerback Kevin Short, a source informed Hilton signed to the Patriots’ practice squad Tuesday.

Hilton and Elston played collegiately at Ole Miss, while McClure is a Cal product and Shepherd was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles out of Kansas. Short played at Fort Scott Community College before transferring to Kansas.

After signing Hilton to the practice squad, it’s unlikely Elston, McClure, Shepherd or Short sign immediatley with the Patriots, but they could be kept on the team’s Rolodex.

Thumbnail photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Images

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