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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is reportedly working out for the New England Patriots this weekend, according to more reports.
The Patriots have had their eye on a veteran addition to their backfield all offseason reportedly coach Leonard Fournette and talking with Dalvin Cook. Elliott, Fournette and Cook were all released this offseason.
Elliott’s March release didn’t come as a surprise, but it ended a successful seven-year campaign with the Cowboys that began when he was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 draft. Elliott rushed for 8,262 yards and 68 touchdowns in 103 games for Dallas, but his effectiveness declined rapidly over the last three seasons while backup Tony Pollard stepped up. Now, Pollard will be the ringer after receiving the franchise tag while Elliott is looking for a new team.
New England presents an exciting situation for Elliott. He would likely remain the backup to Rhamondre Stevenson, but would give the Patriots an experienced running back with skill on the goal line and as a blocker. A workout doesn’t mean he’s a lock for a contract, but it certainly indicates interest in his services is increasing as the preseason approaches.
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