According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, RB Leonard Fournette worked out for the Patriots on Wednesday. Former Rams RB Darrell Henderson also visited the Patriots for a workout on Wednesday, as well.
The development comes just shortly before training camp begins, with plenty of veteran free agents including Fournette, Ezekiel Elliott, Dalvin Cook, and Kareem Hunt all looking for homes for the 2023 season.
Fournette handled over 70 receptions last season out of the backfield with the Buccaneers, even while his snaps were slowly rolled back in favor of then-rookie RB Rachaad White.
Any RB signing in New England, whether it be Fournette or another of the available players, would certainly burst Rhamondre Stevenson’s RB1 bubble. And if it would happen to be Fournette who sets up shop with Stevenson in the Patriots backfield, the Stevenson’s more valuable work in the receiving game would be in jeopardy.
Given Stevenson’s high price in Underdog drafts right now (RB9, 2-3 turn), an addition to the New England backfield in any fashion would crater his value and leave those who already drafted him hanging high and dry.