Green-Ellis could get more time

Running back has been waiting in the wings

Updated: October 9, 2009, 8:03 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH -- The wall of television cameras and microphones in front of him suggested that life had most certainly changed for Patriots second-year running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

After all, with Fred Taylor sidelined for the near future after undergoing right ankle surgery Thursday, the natural assumption would be an increased role for Green-Ellis in the Patriots' offense.

But to suggest that Green-Ellis was anything but prepared to help the Patriots even before Taylor's injury ...

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