Free-agent TE Foschi visits Patriots

Free-agent tight end J.P. Foschi worked out for the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Friday, his agent Ralph Cindrich said on Twitter.

Christopher Price of WEEI.com had initiated contact with Cindrich on Twitter, with Cindrich confirming Foschi's visit.

Foschi wasn't the only tight end that the Patriots had in town, as they are assessing multiple free-agent options at the position heading into the draft.

This is commonplace for the team at this time of year.

They sometimes sign players to give them more flexibility in the draft, or at the least, have updated information so they can sign the player immediately after the draft if they haven't filled a need at the position. In Foschi's case, Cindrich said the team will assess the landscape after the draft.

Foschi, 27, was with the Bengals last season. He played in 15 games, with 10 starts, and totaled 27 receptions for 260 yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots have veteran Alge Crumpler atop their tight end depth chart, with unproven Robbie Agnone and Rob Myers next in line. This is one of the team's top needs.