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Report: Fred Taylor Signs with the New England Patriots

Vincent JacksonCorrespondent IFebruary 27, 2009

ESPN is reporting that running back Fred Taylor has agreed to sign with the New England Patriots.

Details of the contract were not immediately disclosed.

Taylor, 33, spent the first 11 years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars and was released last week after compiling over 11,000 rushing yards.

Taylor will have something to prove in Foxborough and will look to win his first-ever world championship with a veteran squad that won 11 games but did not qualify for the playoffs.

There will be questions about whether Taylor can take anymore punishment, but he gives the Patriots a legitimate running threat to go along with a dynamic passing attack, featuring 2007 NFL MVP Tom Brady, who will look to get back to form after tearing every muscle in his knee during the first few minutes of the 2008 season opener.

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