Free-agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is scheduled to visit with the Cincinnati Bengals, a source confirms. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports first reported the visit.
The Patriots and Green-Ellis had discussions on a contract extension prior to the start of free agency, with the team expressing an interest in his return. But there was a difference of opinion on contract figures, so Green-Ellis elected to test the market.
The Patriots haven't closed the door on Green-Ellis' return, but this looks like a situation where the market dictates if it happens.
Cole, of Yahoo! Sports, also noted that the Patriots "show interest in LaRon Landry."
It is unclear in what way the Patriots have shown that interest in one of the top free-agent safeties on the market.