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Green-Ellis pondering a possible return to Patriots, but he’s keeping his options open

03.16.12 at 11:43 pm ET

In his first public comments since hitting the free agent market, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis said that ‘€œboth sides are working on’€ a new deal for him to remain in New England, but he acknowledges that he has no idea what his future holds.

‘€œIt’€™s a different process. It’€™s not something that I’€™ve been through,’€ Green-Ellis told Nick Underhill of the Springfield Republican Friday night before he dropped the puck for an American Hockey League game between the Springfield Falcons and Portland Pirates. ‘€œI don’€™t know what’€™s going to happen. I just have to sit back and wait for things to unfold.’€

Green-Ellis, an undrafted free agent out of Ole Miss who assumed the starters’€™ job in 2010, has run for 1,675 yards and 24 touchdowns over the last two seasons, and has never fumbled as a professional. That sort of resume is bound to draw some interest around the league — Green-Ellis has been fielding offers from other teams, and will be in Cincinnati this weekend to meet with the Bengals and tour their facilities.

‘€œIt’€™s not a perfect world,’€ Green-Ellis said when asked if he’€™d like to remain a Patriot. ‘€œI just know that both sides are working on it and hopefully things get done.’€

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