Felix Jones visiting Patriots


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.