Report: Patriots give James White three-year extension


According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots have agreed to a three-year extension with running back James White. 

White, 25, has has spent three seasons with the Patriots, with his role increasing in the 2016 season as Dion Lewis recovered from a knee procedure. The Wisconsin product had 39 carries for 166 yards and 60 catches for 551 yards in the regular season, but it was his Super Bowl LI performance that saw White become a household name. 

He played a key role in New England’s come-from-behind victory over the Falcons, rushing for 29 yards and two touchdowns -- including the game-winner in overtime -- and hauling in 14 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. 

White's signing adds to a busy day for the Patriots and running backs, as they signed Bills restricted free agent running back Mike Gillislee to a two-year offer sheet worth $6.4 million on Tuesday. 

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