Patriots' RB puzzle pieces in place

With added speed and depth, new-look unit looks promising but crowded

Updated: August 4, 2011, 9:13 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When BenJarvus Green-Ellis signed a contract with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, it represented the final piece of the team's running back puzzle. The time had come to finally see the full stable of backs and how they might complement each other.

Green-Ellis has proved to be a grinder with a knack for avoiding negative yardage. He's 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, a no-nonsense runner coming off a 1,000-yard season. Then there's Danny Woodhead, the overachieving ...

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