Upgrading the interior of the offensive line was a priority for the Patriots this offseason, and one day in, that is an area of attention for Bill Belichick and company.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, former Cowboy Phil Costa visited the Patriots today, along with the Detroit Lions.
Former Dallas Cowboys veteran center Phil Costa visited the Detroit Lions today and the New England Patriots on Monday, according to a league source. Costa was cut by the Cowboys rather than accept a reduction in pay. Costa is a 6-foot-3, 302-pounder from Maryland. He has started 20 of 26 career games, but started no games last season after the Cowboys drafted center Travis Frederick in the first round. Costa started every game during the 2011 season.
I don’t think adding Costa would be an upgrade for the Pats, but it shows that they are at least trying to fill that center position. Going along with that thought, according to Mike Reiss, the Patriots were also talking with Ryan Wendell today, who has been the Pats center for the past two seasons.
Patriots have had free-agent discussions with some depth options at interior OL as starting center Ryan Wendell is unrestricted free agent.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 12, 2014