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The Patriots may have found a LeGarrette Blount replacement, as the team has offered restricted free agent running back, Mike Gillislee, an offer sheet.
The deal is reported to be two years, $6.4 million with $4 million coming in the first year. Gillislee was given a fifth-round tender, meaning if the Bills don't match New England's offer sheet, the Pats would have to give up a fifth-round pick to Buffalo.
Here we go: #Patriots extended an RFA offer sheet to #Bills RB Mike Gillislee. It’s for 2 years, $6.4M, source said. $4M in the 1st year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2017
The Bills will have five days to match, but it looks like they could have a tough time doing so.
The #Patriots structured the Mike Gillislee deal to make it tough for the #Bills to match. Similar to Chris Hogan from last year. 5 days.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2017
Gillislee, 26, racked up 577 yards and eight touchdowns on 101 carries. He would give the Patriots the kind of power running style that Blount brought.
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