The Patriots and free-agent working again James Robinson have agreed to a 2-year deal price as much as $8 million, in line with a supply.
Robinson initiatives as a rotational again in New England, the place Rhamondre Stevenson emerged because the group’s finest rusher final season. His arrival seemingly signifies the Patriots, who even have Ty Montgomery and 2022 draft picks Pierre Strong Jr. and Kevin Harris of their backfield, are parting methods with Damien Harris, an unrestricted free agent.
Splitting time between the Jets and Jaguars final 12 months, Robinson averaged 3.9 yards per carry. He rushed for 425 yards and three touchdowns, all scored with the Jaguars, who traded him midseason. The 24-year-old broke out for a 1,000-yard season as a rookie in 2020 and scored seven touchdowns and averaged 4.7 yards the subsequent season as Jacksonville’s starter.
As a restricted free agent, the 5-foot-9, 219-pounder was not tendered by the Jets this offseason. Robinson entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois State who ran a 4.64-second time within the 40-yard sprint. He is taken into account an influence again with plus receiving abilities. He caught a career-high 49 passes as a rookie for 344 yards and three touchdowns, however was restricted to 9 catches final 12 months.
Robinson grew to become the Patriots’ fourth exterior free-agent addition, following broad receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and offensive tackles Riley Reiff and Calvin Anderson.