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Patriots Sign Fred Taylor, Chris Baker

In their first significant signings of the off season, the Patriots have agreed to a deal with former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor and former Jets tight end Chris Baker. Terms of the deal have not been released.

Taylor, 33, spent 11 years with the Jaguars, racking up 11,271 yards and 62 touchdowns. Baker, 29, has 1,505 yards and 12 career touchdowns. He is seen as a combo tight end which the Patriots covet.

My Take: Signing Taylor really shores up the running game for the Patriots. Between him, Maroney, Faulk and Sammy Morris the Patriots have tons of options in the backfield. With LaMont Jordan’s return questionable, signing a legit running back for what should be low money is a quintessential Patriots move. Baker is another solid signing but won’t be expected for much besides blocking.

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