May 23, 1972

One more link to the old Boston Patriots was on the verge of fading away. The Boston Globe reported that general manager Upton Bell was shopping around running back Jim Nance.

The team’s career rushing leader and the 1966 American Football League MVP was on the trading block mainly because he had one of the highest salaries on the roster.

Also, Bell drafted two running backs, Josh Ashton and John Tarver, thus making Nance more expendable.

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