Source: Pats checking out McManis

It’s a busy Tuesday for the New England Patriots coaching staff.

In addition to the workouts the Pats are holding in Cincinnati today for wide receiver Mardy Gilyard and quarterback Tony Pike, the team also worked out Northwestern cornerback Sherrick McManis Tuesday morning, according to a league source.

The workout was held at Northwestern University.

The 5’11”, 195-pound senior recorded 37 tackles (27 solo) and five interceptions for the 8-5 Wildcats in 2009.

McManis was unable to work out at the combine in Indianapolis last month due to a hamstring injury he suffered during practice for the East-West Shrine game. However, the cornerback will work out for NFL personnel at Northwestern’s pro day on March 29.

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