The Patriots worked out a pair of running backs last week, but they did not add either to the roster. It seems the Patriots will not be adding any high-profile help in the backfield, either.
Asked during his weekly appearance on WEEI if the Patriots would consider bringing in Larry Johnson, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs today, Belichick replied simply: “I would doubt it.”
Johnson was averaging 2.7 yards per carry through seven games as Kansas City’s primary back. Then he made a series of bizarre posts on his Twitter accout blasting his coach and defaming gays, at which point the team began to cut ties with him.