The New England Patriots have a habit of using different running backs in varying situations and this year promises to be no different.
They have a stable of rushers that includes Brandon Bolden, Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee, Dion Lewis and James White. Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears said the team will look for LeGarrette Blount's replacement in camp. Blount scored 18 touchdowns last season.
"Somebody's got to play big for us," Fears said. "We have enough guys who can play finesse football. Somebody's got to play power football for us so we have to find out who's going to do that. I think a lot of those guys are capable of that. Freakin' James White ran the power offense when he was at Wisconsin so, what are we talking about? But he's got to do it for us here. Not just him, but whether it's Mike, whether it's Rex or Brandon Bolden ... somebody's got to step up and be the big back when we need one and all those roles that come up in the game we have to find somebody to fit those roles, and I think we will."