The Patriots have hosted Colin McCarthy on a free-agent visit. (NFL Game Rewind)

The Patriots have hosted Colin McCarthy on a free-agent visit. (NFL Game Rewind)

The New England Patriots are hosting linebacker Colin McCarthy on a free-agent visit, ESPN’s Field Yates reported Tuesday night.

McCarthy, a fourth-round pick out of Miami in 2011, has spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans.

The 26-year-old missed the entire 2014 season due to a shoulder injury, but started five of 16 games the season prior, recording 55 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.

The 6-foot-1, 243-pound free agent’s trip to New England arrives hours after core special-teamer and sub-package linebacker Jonathan Casillas signed with the New York Giants.