The Patriots hosted free agent running backs Tim Hightower and Ryan Grant at their club facility on Friday. Hightower and Grant aren’t the only veteran backs on whom New England is kicking the tires.
Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots have also hosted former Colts running back Joseph Addai.
Addai was released by Indianapolis on March 9. While he offers little in the way of playmaking ability, Addai has long been an effective pass protector, receiver, and short-yardage runner. He could fit into a rotation in New England, playing primarily on passing downs.