Patriots work out former Colts RB Boom Herron

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots worked out former Indianapolis Colts running back Boom Herron on Monday.

Herron was waived/injured by the Colts on Sept. 6. He had injured his shoulder while returning a kickoff in the second quarter of the Colts' preseason finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The 5-foot-10, 212-pound Herron played in all 16 regular-season games last season for the Colts, with three starts. He finished with 78 rushes for 351 yards and one touchdown, while adding 21 receptions for 173 yards.

In the AFC Championship Game against New England, he had 10 rushes for 51 yards.

Herron, a third-year player out of Ohio State, initially broke into the league as a sixth-round draft choice with the Bengals.

The Patriots, who regularly work out free agents to keep emergency lists fresh, visit the Colts on Oct. 18. The team has LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis, James White and Brandon Bolden on its running back depth chart.