The Patriots re-signed runningback BenJarvus Green-Ellis (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Patriots fans got some good news on Wednesday afternoon, with the team announcing the re-signing of runningback BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Terms of the agreement haven’t been released yet, but Green-Ellis had been tendered a restricted free agent contract, so it’s not known if he simply signed the tender or if the Patriots gave him an extension.

That’s already happened once this season. Kyle Arrington inked a 2-year extension recently thanks to his solid performance last year, which would lead you to believe that New England may have done the same with Green-Ellis. The Patriots runningback rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, finishing with 1008 yards on 229 carries, along with 13 rushing touchdowns – the third highest rushing touchdown total by a Patriots player.

Geen-Ellis hasn’t been able to practice yet, and won’t be able to until at least tomorrow, or whenever the 2011 NFL League year starts.

The 3rd year runningback was originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on back May 1, 2008.