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Patriots will reportedly check out running back Michael Bush

The Patriots are set to host free agent running back Michael Bush, according to a report from NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

After LeGarrette Blount signed a 2-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, it appears the Patriots are looking to fill his role on the team right away.

Bush, 29, fits the mold of Blount. As a bigger back, standing 6-2 and weighing 245 pounds, he has some considerable size to him. (Blount is 6 feet, 250 pounds.) He spent the past two seasons in Chicago, rushing for 197 yards and three touchdowns on 63 carries in 2013. His best years came in Oakland, where he ran for a career-high 977 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011, his last season with the Raiders.

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