Patriots extend fullback James Develin

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At least one Patriot is having fun today.

According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the Patriots have extended fullback James Develin‘s contract.

Develin’s deal was set to expire after this season, but his two-year deal is worth $3.8 million, with a $600,000 signing bonus.

He began as a member of the Patriots practice squad in 2012, but slowly developed into the kind of role player Bill Belichick loves. Develin made the Pro Bowl last year.

20 responses to “Patriots extend fullback James Develin

  1. Good, hard nosed football player. Most of the few fullbacks that are left that get attention now are super athletic and more running backs/receivers. Develin’s a true, classic blocking fullback, though if he does get the ball he does run over people. It’s awesome that he gets recognized to the extent that he has.

  2. SWEET!!!
    The guys a stud st blocking for RB’s & has decent hands as emergency outlet if needed…..
    A STRONG run game is the best way to protect Brady…..& it looks like that is exactly the way Josh & Bill are setting things up by extending Rex B & selecting Michel in the first round…..loving what I’m seeing here!!!!

  3. Fullbacks are cut from a different cloth and sadly a dying breed in today’s
    NFL. Hopefully that’ll change. Some RB’s can’t function without a FB in
    front of them. You Patriots fans, your team just signed one of those RB’s
    in the offseason. As a Bengals fan, I know. Jeremy Hill. Enjoy and you’re
    welcome! Hill will probably ball out in N.E. :/

  4. Iterripet says:
    June 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    Hang a banner


    Thanks! We will. A real one that denotes an actual championship.

    If you need help at your banner-hanging ceremony, maybe we can hold it in Uncle Goober’s barn. You can make funny hats and I’ll knit the costumes.

  5. terripet says:
    June 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    Hang a banner
    I hear there is a banner being hung for the fake crowd noise pumped into the colts stadium too.

  6. As a Patriots fan I enjoy seeing news like this. Not much money involved, and Devlin isn’t a guy that’s going to make or break the roster– but he’s solid, knows the system, and does his job (blocking) well. Say what you will about Belichick, but he builds a complete 53 man roster rather than focusing on just the top. Pleased to have a known quantity continue with the team.

    We will hang another banner loser……will be SUPER BOWL CHAMPS 2018. 👍👍

  8. Could it be? Yet ANOTHER TREMENDOUS MOVE for the back to back AFC and 5 time World Champion Patriots? WOW!

    So lucky to be a fan of the NFL’s Undisputed and Undeniable Greatest Dynasty, your reigning AFC and 5 time World Champion Patriots.


  9. patriotwayrules says:
    June 14, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    We will hang another banner loser……will be SUPER BOWL CHAMPS 2018. 👍👍


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