When running back LeGarrette Blount signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers last Friday, it created a need for the New England Patriots, as their backfield now needs depth behind Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden. As it turns out, that need was almost filled before it even became a need, as former Jaguars and new Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew said in an interview with Mad Dog Sports Radio that his final decision came down to the Patriots, Steelers and, of course, Oakland. There had been some buzz linking Jones-Drew to the Patriots, among other teams, before he signed his three-year, $7.5 million deal in Oakland, and it's interesting to contemplate what he would've brought to the team.
Jones-Drew nearly became a Patriot
ESPN Boston | Apr 3