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Felix Jones visiting Patriots

Felix Jones, Byron Maxwell AP

Add the Patriots to the list of teams who have shown enough interest in Felix Jones to bring him in for a visit.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Patriots are hosting the running back on Wednesday and Thursday.

The 26-year-old Jones, an unrestricted free agent who spent the previous five seasons in Dallas, visited the Eagles on Tuesday and worked out for the Bengals in April.

The Patriots have the makings of solid depth at running back with Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, LeGarrette Blount and Leon Washington among their options at the position. However, the 5-10, 215-pound Jones has good speed and has shown some pass-catching ability on the pro level; he hauled in a career-best 48 receptions in 2010 for Dallas, with whom he has played his entire career.

In 2012, Jones rushed for 402 yards and three touchdowns on 111 attempts and caught 25 passes for 262 yards and two TDs. He gained just 3.6 yards per carry a season ago, a career-low. However, he’s rushed for 4.8 yards per attempt since entering the NFL in 2008.

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  1. canadianbucsfan says: May 8, 2013 8:29 PM

    LOL the patriots are fiending RB’S! They have Ridley Vareen Blount Washington and now they’re taking a look at Jones. Not that it’s a bad thing because RB is the most injury prone positions so the pats wanna stack up on some running backs. My bucs face the pats week 3.. hoping Blount doesn’t play I can see him having a huge game against us D:

  2. jdc1973 says: May 8, 2013 8:52 PM

    How many running backs do they need

  3. ncm42 says: May 8, 2013 9:12 PM

    They already have all the tight ends

  4. grogansneck says: May 8, 2013 9:20 PM

    The all-running backs and tight ends offensive sets are edging closer to reality.

  5. TheWizard says: May 8, 2013 9:22 PM

    This is for the emergency list.

  6. thebigtim2012 says: May 8, 2013 9:33 PM

    How many will make it thru camp is the question

  7. cannonballdookie says: May 8, 2013 9:39 PM

    Try to find absolutely one reason to justify this, I’ll wait…

    They have way more than enough RB’s already. Vereen needs to get a lot of touches this year, he’s too talented to share the load with a million other backs.

  8. michaeljacksonisback says: May 8, 2013 9:42 PM

    Man they have a pile of tight ends and running backs and still can’t win!

  9. csf081183 says: May 8, 2013 10:07 PM

    Im pretty sure he is known as “fragile” Felix in cowboy land!!!

  10. bigmarsh57 says: May 8, 2013 10:10 PM

    Guy shows up out of shape to camp last year. Great especially for a “speed” back. Enjoy!

  11. Patskrieg dot com says: May 8, 2013 10:46 PM

    Ugggggh NO.

    Jones had chance after chance after chance to be the man in the Cowboys backfield and he choked every time. A 3rd round pick came in and blew him right off the depth chart even while missing 9 games in 2 years.

    Do not want. At all. Not a Patriot.

  12. tedmurph says: May 8, 2013 10:54 PM

    Puzzling.

  13. surfinbird1 says: May 9, 2013 1:57 PM

    With no threats at wide out,we gonna’ run,run,run,and run the ball some more.

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