FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Media members will have access to the New England Patriots' organized team activity on Friday (10:45 a.m. ET), and here's the type of inside-the-team nugget that might catch the eye: Fourth-year player Jake Bequette, a defensive end from 2012-2014, is expanding his workload as a tight end.
The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Bequette joined the Patriots as a third-round draft choice out of Arkansas in 2012. He played in eight games over his first two seasons (all as a reserve) before spending 2014 on the team's practice squad.
With the Patriots drafting three defensive ends this year -- Oklahoma's Geneo Grissom (third round), Arkansas' Trey Flowers (fourth round) and Alabama's Xzavier Dickson (seventh round) -- the depth chart was further stocked which might have sparked the move with Bequette.
Now we can add Bequette, who faces longer odds to earn a roster spot, to that mix as well.