What Are the Patriots’ Remaining Options at Running Back?

May 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the New England Patriots, perhaps the biggest surprise to come out of the 2016 NFL draft was the team's failure to add a running back.
But was it a failure? Or was it a decision? With seven running backs already on the roster, it's not a reach to imagine that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick feels the numbers at the position are already strong enough. 
But now, as the defending AFC East champions head into their first practices of the spring, they'll be starting off the 2016 calendar year with two running backs atop their depth chart who both finished the 2015 season on injured reserve. LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis are projected to be the top backs headed into the season. 
With James White, Tyler Gaffney, Brandon Bolden, D.J. Foster and Donald Brown all vying for what's likely to be two more roster spots, it's safe to say that at least one current Patriots back will be a former Patriots back, available on the open market by the end &nbs...

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