5. Bryce Brown (24)
The Patriots and LeGarrette Blount share a mutual interest entering free agency, but should the veteran depart for whatever reason, the Pats will certainly be in the market for a bruising backfield presence to complement speedsters Dion Lewis and James White.
First off, the Patriots have thought about signing Brown before. Just last September, the Pats brought in Brown for a workout. Evidently, they have some level of prior interest in the bruising back.
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Brown gained attention as a rookie back in 2012 when he rushed for 564 yards and four touchdowns with a nice average of just under five yards per carry.
His second season in Philly was a little less exciting but still respectable (314 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries) and then Brown signed with the Buffalo Bills during free agency.
Brown’s career took a nosedive in Buffalo, where he managed just 126 yards on 36 carries. In 2015, Brown was signed by the Seattle Seahawks; considering Marshawn Lynch just retired, the Seahawks may want to retain Brown, so the Patriots might have to sweeten the deal a bit to sign him.
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