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Report: Patriots to meet with Michael Bush

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The Patriots, who lost some of their enviable running back depth when LeGarrette Blount signed with Pittsburgh, are taking a look at a tailback in Blount’s mold.

Ex-Bears running back Michael Bush is slated to meet with New England, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday night.

Bush (6-1, 245) rushed for 197 yards and three TDs on 63 carries for Chicago in 2013. The Bears released the 29-year-old tailback on March 10.

A fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2007, Bush has gained 3,250 yards on 809 carries in regular season play. He spent five seasons for the Raiders (2007-2011) before joining the Bears (2012-2013).

Even without the 6-foot, 250-pound Blount, the Patriots are in good shape at running back, with Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden all capable players. However, Bush would give the Patriots another veteran option at the position. It’s also possible the Patriots could add a back in the draft, as Ridley and Vereen are free agents after the 2014 season.

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17 Responses to “Report: Patriots to meet with Michael Bush”
  1. freddypatsfan says: Mar 31, 2014 10:48 PM

    Good depth, I’d rather see them draft one with Ridley and Vereen on Contract years

  2. nwfisch says: Mar 31, 2014 10:49 PM

    If he can resurrect his career, New England is the best place to do it.

    That said, he underwhelmed in two seasons in Chicago and I’m not sure if he has gas left in the tank.

  3. thevikesarebest says: Mar 31, 2014 10:56 PM

    The patriots have approximately:Zero superbowls since being caught cheating.not to mention faking injury reports.#tainted”dynasty”.watch mike zimmer win with a real team LEGITIMATELY.#wedontneedcameras#wedontfakeinjuryreports.SKOL

  4. mullman76 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:57 PM

    William loves exRaiders drafted by Al Davis.

    Stands to reason: William is the modern day Al…just with more video guys.

  5. thevikesarebest says: Mar 31, 2014 11:03 PM

    The question:have the patriots won a Super Bowl since spygate? Answer:…..NOPE.

  6. ketch20too says: Mar 31, 2014 11:52 PM

    Always thought he would have a better career than he did.

  7. meatcarroll says: Apr 1, 2014 12:14 AM

    True Patriots would rather meet with George Bush.

  8. InFact says: Apr 1, 2014 1:34 AM

    Bush = zero left in tank.

    Patriots signing Bush = desperate.

  9. madmikepromo says: Apr 1, 2014 4:22 AM

    Michael Bush? Damn I thought you were Reggie Bush..

  10. La Milicia Negra says: Apr 1, 2014 5:11 AM

    Patriots Looooove exRaiders players..

  11. jimmyt says: Apr 1, 2014 6:56 AM

    The way Blount came into his own and flat out carried the Patriots you would think they would have paid him and signed him. That’s just not the “Patriot Way” though. Belicheat is just not happy unless he’s being a prick. Likes to cut guys the day before the Super Bowl and cool, neato, tuff-guy coachy things like that.

  12. raiderufan says: Apr 1, 2014 7:14 AM

    Well I certainly hope they aren’t looking for Bush to play with the physicality Blount did.

  13. realdealsteel says: Apr 1, 2014 7:52 AM

    Hilarious.

    Patriots have been trying to get by for years now with “so so” runningbacks. And what has it gotten them? They’ve not won anything since they had a real runningback named Corey Dillion.

    When the Patriots figure out that they won those three championships by defense and the running then they’ll be back to championship status. Not until then.

  14. GBwomenrhot says: Apr 1, 2014 8:08 AM

    Nice Guy, but nothing left….he runs like a ’68 De Ville sputtering down the road, going nowhere fast.

  15. igotgamenj says: Apr 1, 2014 8:15 AM

    Tom Brady has 2 years left ….Then What ???

  16. mitchfla says: Apr 1, 2014 8:42 AM

    Minnesota Vikings : 0 super bowls since 1961

  17. tigerlilac says: Apr 1, 2014 9:54 AM

    A Viking fan knocking the Patriots organization. I guess it is April Fools Day.

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