The Boston Globe reported on Friday that former Jacksonville Jaguars runningback Fred Taylor is close to a deal with New England, and that his signing is “imminent”.

Adam Schefter of NFL.com is reporting that an agreement has been reached, and that Taylor is headed back to New England after visiting with both the Patriots and the Bills.

The 33 year old Taylor, who reportedly hopes to play another 2-3 years, was released by the Jaguars earlier this month.   The nine-year veteran has rushed for 11,271 yards and 62 touchdowns during his career, and would be a similar fit just as Corey Dillon was several seasons ago when he joined the team, and later helped New England win Superbowl XXXIX.