Source: Patriots try out DLs Kearse, Johnson

The New England Patriots tried out veteran defensive linemen Frank Kearse and George Johnson.

Kearse is a former Carolina Panthers defensive lineman who played collegiately at Alabama A&M.

He has started eight games.

Johnson played collegiately at Rutgers.

In the NFL, he has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings. He was cut by Minnesota last week.

The Patriots signed Marcus Forston on Saturday and cut Andre Neblett.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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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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