New England has checked out three players from the CFL.
Defensive backs Jonathon Mincy, Kacy Rodgers and Chandler Fenner were put through the paces by the Patriots Thursday.
Mincy played boundary corner for Montreal in 2017 where many of the best wide outs in the CFL line up each week. He was targeted 6.2 times per game in 2017 and he allowed a 64 per cent completion rate and 42.3 yards per game, leading the league in those categories (statistics via Onside CFL Fantasy host Dave Dawson).
Rodgers emerged as a top cover man in the league while making 42 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception.
Fenner spent two seasons with the B.C. Lions playing in 26 games making 105 tackles, 27 special teams tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception.
The Patriots have signed CFL players in the past, defensive linemen Jason Vega and Armond Armstead in 2013.