Patriots try out Marcus Dixon, DaJohn Harris, cut Marquice Cole

The New Englnd Patriots auditioned free agent defensive tackles Marcus Dixon and DaJohn Harris today.

Dixon is a former Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs player who has 21 career tackles and 2 1/2 sacks. Harris was previously with the Tennessee Titans.

The Patriots lost Vince Wilfork to a season-ending torn Achilles tendon, so they could use some depth at defensive tackle beyond Tommy Kelly, Chris Jones and Joe Vellano

They could also promote defensive tackles A.J. Francis or Marcus Forston from the practice squad.

Meanwhile, the Patriots have cut defensive back Marquice Cole for the second week in a row.

The Patriots now have two open roster spots.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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