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Pats Have Options to Grab a RB in Free Agency

The Boston Globe reports today that the Pats may have to look for a new running back as Fred Taylor is out – here’s who they say they can go after:

Some potential free agent running back options for the Patriots.

1. Ahman Green – The 32-year-old Green, a four-time Pro Bowler, still wants to play. He averaged 4 yards per carry last year for the Texans, but was placed on injured reserve because of an incentive-laden deal and then released in February. He almost hooked on with the Rams in August.

2. Dominic Rhodes – The former Colt and Raider was a surprise cut by the Bills. He is still only 30 and has been successful in a backup role during his career. Plus, the Patriots love to collect former Raiders.

3. Tatum Bell – Bell has a career 4.9-yard per-carry average, but is viewed as a product of the Broncos’ interchangeable running game under Mike Shanahan. You know he is in football shape because he is in the UFL with the Florida Tuskers.

4. T.J. Duckett – The 28-year-old Duckett was dumped by the Seahawks in August, when they signed Edgerrin James. At 254 pounds, he is a pure power back who could add another element to the offense.

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