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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
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a free agent. (AP)

In his first public comments since hitting the free agent market, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis said that “both 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.

“It’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. “I 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.

“It’s not a perfect world,” Green-Ellis said when asked if he’d like to remain a Patriot. “I just know that both sides are working on it and hopefully things get done.”

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