New England Patriots offensive tackle Tom Ashworth is scheduled to fly to Tampa and visit with the Buccaneers on Saturday night, is reporting.

Ashworth, 28, has the versatility to play both tackle positions and started 30 of the 37 career games he played in since entering the NFL in 2002.

The Buccaneers got a good look at Ashworth in action in Week 15 en route to a 28-0 loss to the Patriots. Ashworth started that contest for the Patriots at left tackle, and held Bucs defensive end Simeon Rice without a sack.

Ashworth also capped off New England’s opening drive, which went 76 yards in 12 plays, when he reported as a tackle-eligible receiver and hauled in a 1-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady.

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Ashworth spent Saturday afternoon meeting with the New York Jets. He will fly to Tampa on Saturday evening and is scheduled to leave for Miami on Sunday to visit with the Dolphins.

The Bucs have already visited with former Tennessee Titans T Brad Hopkins, and they’re believed to be interested in Jets free agent T Jason Fabini.

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