Patriots tender 3, including leading rusher

Updated: March 3, 2011, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots have tendered contracts to restricted free agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and safety Jarrad Page.

The Patriots also extended an exclusive rights tender to Kyle Arrington on Thursday.

Green-Ellis started 11 games and led the Patriots with 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns on 229 carries last season. Page had two interceptions while playing 10 games in his first since joining New England from the Kansas City Chiefs.

If another clubs signs either player to an offer sheet, the Patriots have seven days to match the offer or receive compensation in return for the player signing elsewhere.

Arrington started 14 games in his second season in the NFL. He made 49 tackles last season.

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