Patriots are reportedly in contact

with free agent running back Mike Gillislee Entering 2018 Youth Tom Brady Jersey , the New England Patriots had one of the NFL’s deepest running back groups. Five weeks into the regular season, however, only two players remain: Sony Michel and James White, who form a solid one-two punch that generated 411 yards and five touchdowns over the last two games. However, the lack of depth behind the duo it is concerning as the Patriots currently have no other running backs on their 53-man roster.It is therefore no surprise that the team is looking at outside options to add to the positional rotation. One player who on New England’s radar appears to be running back Mike Gillislee, according to NESN’s Doug Kyed:As Kyed notes, the Patriots have a history with Gillislee. The team signed the restricted free agent to a front-loaded two-year White Lawrence Guy Jersey , $6.4 million contract last offseason. The former Buffalo Bill started well into his tenure with the club, scoring thrice in his regular season debut against the Kansas City Chiefs (coincidentally New England’s next opponent). However, Gillislee was soon surpassed on the depth chart by Dion Lewis and relegated to a backup role.Ultimately, Gillislee finished the 2017 season with just nine in-game appearances and 104 carries for 383 yards and five touchdowns. After the 27-year old failed to make the second-year jump this offseason, New England opted to move on from him in favor of free agency acquisition Jeremy Hill. Gillislee joined the New Orleans Saints after leaving the Patriots but was let go again when Mark Ingram returned from suspension.Now, there might be a spot for Gillislee on New England’s roster after all: with both Hill and Rex Burkhead on injured reserve, the team is in need for more depth at running back – and the veteran might be the way to go. Even though he has been outplayed by Hill this summer , Gillislee knows the system and would be a more experienced option than practice squad member Ralph Webb.It would therefore not be a surprise to see him return to Foxboro soon.Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 116: Patriots crush Colts, can they counter the Chiefs? The New England Patriots took care of business against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football and set up a favorable weekend for the good guys. After a slow start over the first three weeks, the Patriots back in first place in the division and have the inside edge on winning a millionth consecutive AFC East title.On offense, Julian Edelman returned and the impact to the rest of the skill players was obvious as everyone saw favorable match-ups against a banged-up Colts defense. Josh Gordon helped Tom Brady set a record and Sony Michel continued to improve.On defense, Jason McCourty is a stud opposite of Stephon Gilmore, while Devin McCourty struggled in coverage of tight ends- which is a major red flag with the Kansas City Chiefs and Travis Kelce coming to town next week.Alec and Rich cover it all. This podcast is available in the iTunes store, Stitcher White Jeremy Hill Jersey , TuneIn, BluBrry, Podcast Mirror and via RSS Feed. Please subscribe and comment on what you want to hear about in future podcasts!

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