New England Patriots

Oct 18, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (25) and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) in action during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

In the wake of James White’s injury on Sunday, the Patriots quickly find themselves thin at the running back position. That reality was reflected in their free agent workout list on Tuesday, which included four running backs.

Most of the backs the Patriots worked out are prototype passing backs, indicating the team has a certain fit in mind. In addition, the team also hosted a wide receiver and two defensive backs.

Here’s a run-through of the players the Patriots hosted on Tuesday…

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