Buzz: Free agent running back Samkon Gado may be joining the Patriots as soon as this weekend. According to early speculation, Gado is expected to travel to Foxboro for a tryout this weekend.
Reality: PatriotsInsider.com has confirmed Gado is expected in New England this weekend for a tryout with the team. If all goes well, the Patriots are expected to make an offer to the former Dolphin/Texan/Packer.
Impact: The chances that Gado makes a huge impact on the roster are not great with Laurence Maroney and Sammy Morris ahead of him. When the team signed rookie UDFA BenJarvus Green-Ellis, it almost certainly eliminated the need for another running back. According to our info, the team wants another back in camp.
Could Gado be more than camp fodder? Certainly. If he shows he has what ti takes to be a go-to guy, Gado might actually leap past Green-Ellis immediately and could challenge for a roster spot.
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