Pats looking for a running back

AP

As the trade deadline approaches, the Patriots are indeed looking to upgrade their offense.  But not at the receiver position.

Per a league source, the Pats and coach Bill Belichick are looking for a running back.

Stevan Ridley was lost for the season with a torn ACL.  Shane Vereen has filled in.

It’s unclear whether the Patriots will pull something off before the trade deadline.  They have until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET to make something happen.