Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/5/12

The veteran running backs who showed up in New England for a tryout in late April didn't cause much of a stir then. But now that the draft is over and the Patriots have no additions to their young backfield group, speculation has increased. Peyton Manning seemed to have it on good authority that Joseph Addai is the pick among the Patriots to come to New England, Indianapolis Star Colts beat writer Mike Chappell tweeted Saturday. Chappell at first said Manning was sharing "breaking news." An hour or so later, he firmed up his information, saying, "Just to clarify PManning’s...

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