Patriots re-sign Jakob Johnson

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The Patriots re-signed James White this week and they’ve now secured a deal with another member of their backfield.

While White’s return wasn’t a sure thing, fullback Jakob Johnson‘s return was all but certain. The team tendered him as an exclusive rights free agent, which means he couldn’t negotiate with other clubs and made agent Drew Rosenhaus’ announcement that he signed his tender no surprise.

Johnson played every game last season and started 11 times. He caught 8 passes for 35 yards and a touchdown while also playing 170 special teams snaps.

With Johnson and White back in the fold, Rex Burkhead is the only member of the 2020 backfield no longer with the club.

4 responses to “Patriots re-sign Jakob Johnson

  1. Jonson has show improvement and appears to be a serviceable blocker at FB. Another season or two of improved play and he’ll be a regular James Develin. Regarding Rex Burkhead, it’s important to remember that his knee injury occurred in week 11, so it might be summer before he really has a timetable on potentially returning to the field. No need for either side to rush to a contract.

  2. Good move.

    Really looking forward to seeing Vitale. Sneaky good signing last year. Hopefully he fan help Keane along.

  3. Once again BB is playing Jumanji while everyone else plays checkers. The double fullback double tight end QB draw is coming straight for ya!

  4. touchback6 says:
    March 25, 2021 at 2:01 pm
    Good move.

    Really looking forward to seeing Vitale. Sneaky good signing last year. Hopefully he fan help Keane along.
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    How many FBs do you think they are going to carry on this roster?

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