The Patriots worked out former Colts running back Boom Herron on Monday, according to ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss (on Twitter). The Patriots may have been taking a look at Herron in an effort to keep their emergency lists fresh, as Reiss insinuates, but his previous body of work could have New England interested in a deal. Of course, the Pats are also facing the Colts in two weeks and, as teams often do, the Patriots could be looking at Herron as a source of useful information.
Herron, who suffered a sprained AC joint in the Colts’ final preseason game, was waived by the Colts in September. The 26-year-old, who was competing for a role as one of Frank Gore‘s backups, was a sixth-round pick of the Bengals in 2012 and spent the last two years with the Colts. He played in all 16 of the Colts’ regular-season contests in 2014 and rushed for 351 yards and a touchdown, adding 21 catches.