New England Patriots re-signing longtime RB James White

The New England Patriots are re-signing veteran running back James White, a source tells ESPN’s Field Yates.

White, who turned 30 in February, sustained a season-ending hip injury in the third game of the 2021 season. He has spent his entire eight-year career with the Patriots, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2014 draft out of Wisconsin.

His role as the pass-catching back in the Patriots’ offense has been vital, as he was selected to the franchise’s All-Dynasty and 2010s All-Decade Team.

He holds three Super Bowl records, all from the team’s Super Bowl LI win over the Atlanta Falcons: most receptions (14), most points scored (20) and most touchdowns (3).

A four-time team captain, the soft-spoken White set a career-high and franchise record by a running back for receptions (87) and receiving yards (751) in 2018.

He signed a one-year, fully guaranteed $2.5 million contract to return to the Patriots last offseason.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss contributed to this report.

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