The New England Patriots continue to court Allen Bailey.
The free-agent defensive tackle and the reigning Super Bowl champions remain in contract talks, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Monday via Twitter. Bailey, 29, has spent his entire eight-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs, who remain in the hunt to retain his services.
The Patriots hosted Bailey on a March 14 free-agent visit.
The hybrid defensive end/defensive tackle has 207 tackles, 19.5 sacks, 34 tackles for loss, 33 quarterback hits, four forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in 102 career games. He made 38 tackles, six sacks, 10 quarterback hits and five tackles for loss and had 34 total pressures in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Chiefs selected Bailey in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.