The New England Patriots signed running back Chris Taylor on Monday.

"We had an opportunity to add a couple players and we felt like he’d
be a good addition and be competitive in this camp," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said in his Monday news conference.

"We signed Chris now to put six running backs on the roster,"
Belichick added. "I think that’s actually a better number for us to
work with. We were trying to be at that before, it just didn’t work out
that way for a while. … I think they’re getting plenty of work."

The former Indiana Hoosier was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans in 2006 but missed all of the 2007 season and most of the 2008 campaign with injuries. In seven career NFL games, the 6-foot, 224 pound Taylor, rushed for 160 yards on 42 carries (3.8 YPC) and one touchdown.

In college, he rushed for more than 1,700 yards and scored 13 total touchdowns in 38 games.