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Patriots, James White agree to three-year contract extension

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The Patriots are continuing to sign running backs.

On the same day day they signed restricted free agent Mike Gillislee to an offer sheet, the Patriots have extended running back James White. The new contract is for three years, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

White, a fourth-round draft pick in 2014, had one more year on his rookie contract. Now he’s under contract with the Patriots through 2020.

During the regular season White was used mostly on passing downs and had 60 catches for 551 yards. In the Super Bowl he emerged as a star, catching 14 passes for 110 yards and also scoring two rushing touchdowns.

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21 Responses to “Patriots, James White agree to three-year contract extension”
  1. chuckshontaspads says: Apr 18, 2017 7:35 PM

    Dependable, solid player, great signing.

  2. ryder09 says: Apr 18, 2017 7:42 PM

    This Pats team is loaded. Pick your poison here. RIP the rest of the league.

  3. patsfan1820 says: Apr 18, 2017 7:56 PM

    Best pass catching running back on the roster hope he stays even longer than 3 years.

  4. wolverineinnc says: Apr 18, 2017 7:58 PM

    And the championships just keep on comin’….

  5. decapitateme says: Apr 18, 2017 8:00 PM


  6. tangotwo22 says: Apr 18, 2017 8:06 PM

    The Pats made their choice….Dion Lewis is a goner.

  7. daddeeo says: Apr 18, 2017 8:14 PM

    Decap – you’ll find out in about half a year.

  8. maust1013 says: Apr 18, 2017 8:16 PM

    TBH I thought they might have waited too long on his extension and will be curious to hear the terms.

  9. sidepull says: Apr 18, 2017 8:18 PM

    Yup. 6

  10. tylawspick6 says: Apr 18, 2017 8:41 PM

    called this 2 days ago

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 18, 2017 8:52 PM


    Guess you didn’t watch the playoffs or Super Bowl last season.

    “The Pats made their choice….Dion Lewis is a goner.”

    I doubt that very much. I don’t think there’s any question that that back that’s out if Blount. Lewis will be on the 53 man roster.

  12. ariani1985 says: Apr 18, 2017 9:03 PM

    Guy wouldn’t even make the packers roster!

  13. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says: Apr 18, 2017 9:04 PM

    Good on them. He’s the best player on the team.

  14. tangotwo22 says: Apr 18, 2017 9:26 PM

    I know its not popular but there is no way the Pats get Gillislee they will keep all their backs…. Lewis is the odd man out if Buffalo fails to match.

  15. grogan537 says: Apr 18, 2017 9:41 PM

    Another great signing by the Pats, too early to compare James White to Kevin Faulk, but along the same lines.

  16. kissbillsrings says: Apr 18, 2017 9:45 PM

    Excellent move by the Pats….
    Now, if they land Gillislee for 2 years as well they are STACKED at RB!!

  17. orndorf2 says: Apr 18, 2017 11:19 PM

    6? Lol. Yeah right. This signing guarantees it. LMAO. Beantown humor.

  18. thrifty says: Apr 18, 2017 11:32 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Apr 18, 2017 8:41 PM
    called this 2 days ago
    How’s your sister/wife doing?

  19. theandy59 says: Apr 18, 2017 11:42 PM

    3 Super Bowl TD’s including the OT game winner that was one tough run, plus a key two point conversion. If you don’t know who James White is, you don’t watch football.

  20. milkcan44 says: Apr 19, 2017 12:24 AM

    Tough to cover Gronk, Edelman, White and Cooks on same play.

  21. ibillwt says: Apr 20, 2017 11:42 AM

    Like all the fan and media experts, I was salivating over getting Lewis back in the lineup last year.

    When Belichick was asked about it, he made a point of emphatically saying that James White was pretty good at that position and hard to take off the field.

    White’s Super Bowl performance once again proved that all we need to know about football is : IN BILL WE TRUST!

    And how about that move Belichick put on the Bills for the second year in a row?! Even if they match the Pats offer and keep Gillespe (spelling?) he burned off a couple million of an opponents’ cap money at no cost. Best GM as well as best coach. Amazing.

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