Jets, Patriots among 4 teams in Bilal Powell sweepstakes

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Free-agent running back Bilal Powell is drawing interest from four teams including the New York Jets, according to Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News.

The New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, and Baltimore Ravens are also interested in signing the versatile back.

With Chris Ivory on his way to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jets have an incentive to keep keep Powell after he's spent the first five years of his career with the team.

The Cowboys, Ravens, and Patriots all have a need for a depth ball-carrier, with Powell fitting the mold of an all-purpose, Bill Belichick running back to a tee.