After the Patriots got done smoking the Jets, they took a look at one of their former running backs. On Friday, the Jets auditioned running back Elijah McGuire, as Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweets.
McGuire spent the last couple of seasons with the Jets, up until his recent release. The tailback drew solid reviews in Jets practice over the last two years, but his career 3.3 yards per carry average isn’t much to write home about.
Austin Walter, a Rice product, also showed his stuff for the Patriots. Walter recently auditioned for the Texans as well, so he may have an opportunity to stay in the great state of Texas.
If McGuire or Walter wind up with the Pats, they might get to make their New England debut against the Browns on Sunday. And, if they don’t, they might find a spot on the Patriots’ always-growing emergency list.
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