Patriots Work Out Linebacker Reshard Cliett, Ex-Texans Draft Pick


October 20, 2016

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots continued their search for linebacker depth Thursday by working out Reshard Cliett.

Cliett was selected by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He tore his ACL in the Texans’ first training camp practice in 2015.

He spent this summer’s training camp and preseason with the Texans before he was waived in September. He recorded five tackles and a 0.5 sack with two pass breakups during the preseason.

The Denver Broncos signed him to their practice squad Sept. 13 and released him Oct. 18.

Cliett ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash with a 1.58-second 10-yard split, 7.23-second 3-cone, 4.53-second short shuttle, 38.5-inch vertical leap and 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump at 6-foot-2, 222 pounds coming out of South Florida in 2015.

He finished his career at South Florida with seven sacks, 134 tackles, two fumble recoveries and seven pass breakups.

The Patriots signed linebacker Trevor Reilly to their practice squad Thursday. They placed linebacker Jonathan Freeny on injured reserve Saturday.

Thumbnail photo via Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports Images

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