Are the New England Patriots done making moves in free agency? Of course not. They’re never done making moves.
The latest piece of noteworthy buzz from Patriots camp is that Michael Bush will be making a visit to the team in the near future. The RB was recently cut loose by the Chicago Bears after two seasons, and New England just so happens to need a power back.
On the surface, it seems very likely a deal between the two sides will get done.
With LeGarrette Blount signing on in Pittsburgh and no other teams really in the running for Bush’s service, you would think there’d have to be some major financial differences for a contract signing not to take place.
If you’re Bush, what a great landing spot. He’s basically guaranteed to play on a winning team, while likely getting a chance to make a deep run in the playoffs (something he’s never done before). The thunder-style back would also get plenty of goal line carries and a fair share of the work load in Josh McDaniels‘ offense.
We all know how much the Patriots like their bruisers and if Bush is anything, he’s a bruiser. However, he is coming off a tough year. He averaged a career-low 3.1 yards per attempt in 2013, while tying a career-low with only three touchdowns.
With all the other back he’d have around him in New England, I certainly wouldn’t look for Bush to have a huge bounce back year in terms of production. But he’s absolutely still capable of being effective in the power running game when called upon.