The Patriots had third-year quarterback Jeff Rowe and first-year receiver Darnell Jenkins in for workouts at Gillette Stadium this week.
Rowe, who played in college at Nevada and has not appeared in an NFL game, was a fifth-round draft choice of the Bengals in 2007. He most recently was with the Seahawks.
Jenkins played in college at Miami. He initially signed with the Texans in 2008 as a rookie free agent, and appeared in his only NFL game that season. He has also spent time with the Browns and Buccaneers.
Workouts with various players are commonplace throughout the year, as teams are often updating their emergency lists or looking to fill out their practice squads.
The Patriots have an opening on their eight-man practice squad after Terrence Nunn was signed to the Buccaneers' 53-man roster last week.