Since the New Orleans Saints drafted former Alabama defensive back Vinnie Sunseri in the 2014 NFL Draft, his career has been ravaged by injuries. He was released by the Saints in April, but recently worked out with another team in an attempt to comeback from his latest ailment.
Nine months removed from a torn ACL injury, Sunseri worked out with the New England Patriots last week, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
Sunseri totaled 105 tackles in three seasons with the Crimson Tide and was a member of the 2012 national championship teams. But the fifth round pick was limited to nine games with the Saints in his rookie season after an arm injury. Sunseri then tore his ACL in the Saints’ final preseason game last August and spent the entirety of the season on the injured reserve list.
The two-time Alabama champion played primarily on special teams in his nine NFL appearances, and would likely continue in that role if he is able to make another team’s roster.