Patriots work out CB W. Allen; tight ends

The Patriots worked out veteran cornerback Will Allen on Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com and the Carroll County Times.

The 33-year old Allen has split his ten NFL seasons between the Dolphins and Giants, missing all of last season with a knee injury. His workout comes the same day the team released third-year cornerback Darius Butler.

Meanwhile, Wilson reports that the Patriots worked out three tight ends on Tuesday: Dan Gronkowski, John Nalbone, and Justin Peelle.

Gronkowski, the brother of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, was a seventh-round pick of the Lions in 2009. After spending the 2010 season with the Broncos, Gronkowski was released on Sept. 3.

Nalbone, a fifth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2009, has spent time in Miami, Minnesota, Denver, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati over the past two seasons. The 32-year old Peelle has 122 career receptions, having played for the Chargers, Dolphins, and most recently, the Falcons.

The Patriots currently have two tight ends on their 53-man roster -- Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez -- and do not have a tight end on their practice squad.

Finally, Wilson reports the Patriots worked out safety Vincent Fuller and cornerback Phillip Adams. The 29-year old Fuller played the last six seasons in Tennessee, starting a total of four games. Adams was a seventh-round pick of the 49ers last season who played in 15 games as a reserve, recording 13 tackles.