Patriots get roster exemption for fullback Jakob Johnson

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Fullback Jakob Johnson will not count against the New England Patriots’ 90-man offseason roster limit.

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, the Patriots have been given a roster exemption for Johnson due to his route to the NFL coming through the league’s International Pathway Program.

Johnson first signed with the Patriots in 2019 after playing for the Stuttgart Scorpions in Germany in 2018. Johnson had played at the University of Tennessee from 2014-17. Johnson was born in Stuttgart and lived in Germany throughout his youth before moving to Florida for his senior year of high school.

Johnson became the first player to make it onto an active roster and appear in a game from the international program in 2019. He appeared in all 16 games for New England last season, starting 11 games and recording eight catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.

Johnson would count against the 53-man active roster should he make the team again this season.

9 responses to “Patriots get roster exemption for fullback Jakob Johnson

  1. He’s making the team. He’s a hard working guy and great success story.

  2. How far the mighty have fallen! Get pumped up over a FB! Haha! Going to be so good watching the Pats set a course of mediocrity. A whole generation of Pats fans that don’t realize the loser legacy coming back around.

  3. Olyhawkguy

    I see you are still bitter about that SB loss, get over it already.

  4. Olyhawkguy……. spoken like a true Bengals fan. Good luck with Mike Brown as your GM… Talk about a loser legacy.

  5. Olyhawkguy says:
    May 3, 2021 at 11:36 pm
    How far the mighty have fallen! Get pumped up over a FB! Haha! Going to be so good watching the Pats set a course of mediocrity. A whole generation of Pats fans that don’t realize the loser legacy coming back around.
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    Now let’s count how many rings your lousy team has.

  6. Olyhawkguy says:
    May 3, 2021 at 11:36 pm
    How far the mighty have fallen! Get pumped up over a FB! Haha! Going to be so good watching the Pats set a course of mediocrity. A whole generation of Pats fans that don’t realize the loser legacy coming back around.

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    It’s called a dynasty there buddy! Pats Nation is pumped over a dominant run game!! Keep watching… It’s good to know the Patriots are still THE TEAM everyone thinks about. Here’s to another 20 year run… Let the Mac Jones era begin!

  7. Nice. This way BB can carry 2 FBs in Vitale and Johnson. Develin was a key feature to NEs 2nd dynasty and I can’t wait to Vitale in preseason. He has great hands and can be a bit better than what Johnson offers which is just blocking.

  8. He’s been on the team for a couple
    Of seasons now? Why are they getting a roster exemption for him?

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