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Preseason running back snap total

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At the start of the preseason, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the team would rotate its running backs to give them a chance to get in a rhythm.

Veteran Fred Taylor got the most time with the first unit, which is a sign that he will be the first back with the ball in his hands in the season opener.

Here is the preseason breakdown of running back snaps:

TOTAL SNAPS

BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- 48

Thomas Clayton -- 40

Sammy Morris – 39

Laurence Maroney -- 39

Fred Taylor – 30

Kevin Faulk – 28

Chris Taylor -- 17

GIANTS (Game 4)

Laurence Maroney -- 27

Thomas Clayton -- 25

Fred Taylor -- 10

Kevin Faulk -- 4

Sammy Morris -- 3

BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- 1

RAMS (Game 3)

Sammy Morris – 16

Kevin Faulk – 15

BenJarvus Green-Ellis – 10

FALCONS (Game 2)

Fred Taylor – 20

Sammy Morris – 18

BenJarvus Green-Ellis – 16

Thomas Clayton – 8

Kevin Faulk – 6

SAINTS (Game 1)

BenJarvus Green-Ellis – 21

Chris Taylor – 17

Laurence Maroney – 12

Thomas Clayton – 7

Sammy Morris – 7

Kevin Faulk – 3