Pats interested in Mike Bell?

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Mike Bell, released by Denver on Monday, may work out this weekend with New England. An NFL source said the Patriots are interested in Bell and will have him work out. Bell's agent, Steve Feldman, declined to confirm the workout. Feldman did say there is interest in his client.

New England has looked at veteran running backs in recent weeks. Teams that are interested in Bell are so because of a strong rookie season in 2006. He went from an undrafted rookie out of Arizona to rush for 677 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie.

However, he rarely played last season after being converted to fullback by the Broncos. Denver cut Bell because it did not think he would make the team this summer. However, it looks like he will get interest elsewhere.