Field Yates of ESPN first reported the free-agent stop.
Michael split the 2016 season between the Packers and Seattle Seahawks. He rushed for 583 yards and seven touchdowns and added 22 catches for 107 yards and a score across 15 games. His 3.9 yards per carry was a career low, though.
The 26-year-old Texas A&M product originally re-signed with Green Bay on a one-year contract for the 2017 campaign. The team let him go after selecting a trio of running backs—Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays—in the draft.
Joining the Patriots wouldn't represent a great fit on paper. New England signed Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead in free agency to join a backfield group that already featured James White, Dion Lewis and Brandon Bolden.
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At best, Michael would battle Bolden for the opportunity to become the team's short-yardage back, but he'd be an underdog entering training camp.
It's unclear whether New England made an offer during the visit.
Ultimately, Michael has proved himself as a reliable backup since the Seahawks selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft, but he's never been able to seize a starting job. He should catch on with a team as depth leading up to camp or early in the preseason when injuries begin to arise.