Patriots re-sign RB James White, FB Jakob Johnson

Patriots re-sign RB James White, FB Jakob Johnson

The New England Patriots re-signed unrestricted free-agent running back James White and exclusive rights free-agent fullback Jakob Johnson on Thursday.White, 29, will return for his eighth season with the New England Patriots, while Johnson, 26, returns for his third. While the Patriots didn’t announce terms of either deal, James signed a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $2.5 million while the financial terms of Johnson’s one-year deal weren’t disclosed, according to ESPN.White has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots since they drafted him in the fourth round in 2014 out of Wisconsin.The 5-foot-10, 205-pound White rushed 35 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns and caught 49 passes for 375 yards and one score in 14 games (zero starts) last season.In 92 career regular-season games (13 starts), he has 369 receptions for 3,184 yards and 25 touchdowns, plus 1,240 rushing yards and 10 TDs.White gained 139 yards from scrimmage and scored the game-tying and game-winning touchdowns in the Patriots’ come-from-behind 34-28 overtime victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

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