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Reports: Addai rushing in

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Veteran running back Joseph Addai, who paid the Patriots a free agent visit last month, is reportedly signing with New England. That according to Peyton Manning (The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard says a source has confirmed the move).

Speaking to a Colts beat reporter at a charity event in Indianapolis today, Manning said his former teammate was joining the Patriots. The club, you may recall, considered drafting him in 2006, but elected to choose Laurence Maroney in the first round instead.

Addai would provide New England with a much-needed veteran presence at tailback. Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen are still very green as they enter their second NFL seasons, while Danny Woodhead is in his fifth.

New England also had visits with veterans Tim Hightower and Ryan Grant in April.

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