Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/19/14

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 24: Running back Joseph Addai #29 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against the New York Jets during the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Jets 30-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Another member of the group that the “new” Indianapolis Colts didn’t want around, has found a new home, according to a source close to the NFL Network . Addai was a member of the Indianapolis team that beat the Patriots in 2006 in the AFC championship.

With all the teams making great pickups this off-season, just add another great decision by the Patriots from office. Addai will provide depth to the running back position which is needed after losing BenJarvus Green-Ellis, to the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

Another great quality the Addai will bring to the Patriots is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, he is a veteran player that Tom Brady will be excited to use this fall. The Patriots have been extremely active in the free agency pool, and expect the benefits to show results this season.

The Patriots have added so many new players, that they may need orientation before the season starts just to meet everyone.

Update: The source that reported the news, was former Colts teammate, Peyton Manning. Manning told the Indianapolis Star this afternoon that Addai was headed to New England to become a Patriot.

 

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