The New England Patriots suddenly have depth issues at running back and Indianapolis Colts’ former 1,000-yard rusher Marlon Mack has asked his team to trade him, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero on September 28.

There are multiple teams in need of running back depth. The Patriots have been linked to Mack via speculation from a variety of outlets.

The Mack-to-Patriots talk makes too much sense, which obviously doesn’t ensure anything will happen. If you’ve followed the Patriots for a long time you know there are more of these “sensible” deals that don’t get made than come to fruition.

The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin was one of the first to suggest the Patriots contact the Colts about Mack.