According to Adam Schefter, the Patriots hosted free agent running back Kevin Jones on a visit last week:
Last week, New England very quietly hosted a visit -– and no team can do things as quietly as the Patriots — with former Lions running back Kevin Jones, whom Detroit released in March.
Jones appears to be a couple of months away from recovering from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered late last season, but he is far enough along that the Patriots brought him in for a look.
I think it would be a great decision to sign Jones. Yes, he is coming off injury. However, he still has great potential, and at 5’11”, 225 lbs, could be the perfect compliment to Laurence Maroney.