The Patriots just made the second greatest move possible. The first would be re-signing Antowain Smith. But, well, yeah.
The Patriots have announced the signing of veteran running back Patrick Pass.
Pass, as you may remember, won three Super Bowls with the Patriots from 2000-2006. His rookie year he was purely a halfback, but he later bulked up and was actually the Patriots’ starting fullback for the 2004 Super Bowl season (and part of 2003).
Patrick Pass can do a little bit of everything. He can carry the ball on first and second downs as a tailback. He can catch the ball out of the backfield. He can both return and cover kicks, play third down back, and even line up at fullback.
Pass most recently played for the Giants in 2007. He also played for the Texans.
Pass joins a backfield that includes Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk. While he may have a hard time making the 53, his versatility should give him an added boost.
The Patriots also announced the release of four players; Angelo Craig, Kenny Smith, Omar Cuff, and Marcus McClinton.