Patriots extend Mike Gillislee an offer sheet

Image courtesy of Google

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.

The Bills will have five days to match, but it looks like they could have a tough time doing so.

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.

Follow me on Twitter - @JesseGaunce

For more of my articles, click here.