The Patriots may be adding a high-profile veteran running back, as Reggie Bush is visiting New England today.
Bush, who was released by the Lions, has also drawn interest from the 49ers. There was also talk of Bush potentially returning to New Orleans, although the Saints signing C.J. Spiller today makes that less likely. Bush’s visit to New England was first reported by Field Yates of ESPN.
The Patriots could use another running back after losing Shane Vereen in free agency. Stevan Ridley is also a free agent. The Patriots’ backfield currently consists of LeGarrette Blount, Jonas Gray, James White and Branden Bolden.
The 30-year-old Bush had a fairly uneventful season in Detroit last year, carrying 76 times for 297 yards and adding 40 catches for 253 yards. He’s not the same playmaker he once was, but he could be an effective role player in New England’s offense. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Patriots land Bush for a relatively inexpensive contract, and then to see Bush have an impressive season in New England.