The New England Patriots are loaded at the wide receiver and tight end positions but there are plenty of questions surrounding the Patriots’ back field heading into the 2012 regular season. According to the Boston Herald, the Patriots might have some interest in bringing back a former teammate, veteran RB Sammy Morris.
The departure of RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis created a void in the Patriots roster, with uncertainty regarding second-year running backs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley. Veteran Joseph Addai was added this offseason, but the mere fact that the Patriots are even discussing the possible return of Sammy Morris does not bode well for his future with the organization.
Morris told the Herald that there was interest from both sides on a possible return. “It’s definitely reciprocal. I’m still here. My family is here. My kids still go to school here, so it’s definitely reciprocal.”
It’s likely that Morris would not regain starting status for the Patriots, but he could provide some solid leadership in the backfield and as a versatile back, could play with tailback or at fullback.
Morris would be entering his 13th season in the league if he does return to the Patriots. His best season came in 2008 with New England when he rushed for 727 yards and seven touchdowns.