Michigan quarterback turned receiver Devin Gardner has an upcoming workout with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.
Gardner, who is seen as a potential late-round flier in the 2015 NFL draft, worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons this past week. He also has one scheduled with the Kansas City Chiefs next week.
The 6-foot-4, 217-pound Gardner was granted a medical redshirt during his freshman season at Michigan in 2010, but proceeded to play in a total of 49 career games for the Wolverines. He finished 475-of-787 passing for 6,336 yards, 44 touchdowns and 32 interceptions, and added an additional 916 yards and 24 touchdowns on 342 rushing attempts.
Gardner started his 2012 season in Ann Arbor as a wideout, while future Jacksonville Jaguars halfback Denard Robinson worked behind center. The part-time target hauled in 16 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns that campaign, before starting the final four games as a quarterback.
He continued there up through 2014, before working on a position transition after his fifth year drew to a close in late November.
Gardner was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February, but practiced and played as wideout at the East-West Shrine Game in January.