Green-Ellis is one of the two free agent backs brought into Cincinnati for a visit, according to sources, and like Michael Bush, the other free agent running back, he is likely looking for a larger role with a team. Green-Ellis was the Patriots' feature back in 2011 but he was in a heavy rotation with two other running backs and while he was used often in certain games, he was barely used in others.
Green-Ellis may be a little on the small side for the kind of running back the Bengals are looking for, but he proved himself as a tough runner who consistently gains yards and protects the ball. If he is signed, he likely wouldn't be the long-term answer for the Bengals, but he would provide a steady force in the backfield and bridge the gap between Cedric Benson and whoever runs the ball after the next couple seasons.
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