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Green-Ellis: 'I have to sit back and wait for things to unfold'

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  March 16, 2012 10:21 PM

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bjge-running.jpgPatriots' free agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was in Springfield tonight, dropping the puck for the Falcons' game against the Portland Pirates.

He of course was asked about being a free agent for the first time in his career, and told masslive.com that he's basically in wait-and-see mode.

"It's a different process. It's not something that I've been through," Green-Ellis said. "I don't know what's going to happen. I just have to sit back and wait for things to unfold."

The Patriots let Green-Ellis, who has 24 touchdowns over the last two seasons and in 2010 was the team's first 1,000 yard rusher since Corey Dillon, hit the open market, though he could return still return to the team - at the Pats' price.

Green-Ellis told masslive.com that negotiations between his agent and New England have been ongoing, but he will visit the Bengals this weekend.

When asked if he'd like to remain with the Patriots, he said, "It's not a perfect world. I just know that both sides are working on it and hopefully things get done."

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