Patriots reportedly nonetheless ‘extremely ’ in signing Ezekiel Elliott


Concerning Dalvin Prepare dinner, New England is “nearly actually not entering into that path,” based on The Athletic.

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Ezekiel Elliott runs for a landing towards the Eagles in 2022. AP Picture/Matt Rourke

Whereas there have already been loads of questions requested concerning the Patriots’ group of huge receivers heading into 2023, operating again depth is one other potential level of concern.

After letting Damien Harris depart in free company within the offseason, starter Rhamondre Stevenson and veteran Ty Montgomery lead an in any other case largely inexperienced group of backs for New England. This has led to the Patriots being linked with a number of free agent operating backs, together with Leonard Fournette (who the group hosted for a exercise in July), Ezekiel Elliott, and Dalvin Prepare dinner.

Although all three are nonetheless obtainable, Elliot and Prepare dinner could possibly be nearer to signing. The Patriots are reportedly “” in a single, however not the opposite, based on Jeff Howe of The Athletic.

“The Patriots have remained extremely curious about Ezekiel Elliott, and the Cowboys are additionally within the combine to re-sign the 28-year-old,” Howe wrote in a latest column, citing a number of sources. Elliott was initially drafted by Dallas and had spent his whole NFL profession there previous to being reduce in March.

As for Prepare dinner, Howe famous that the Patriots’ AFC East counterparts, the Jets, have proven “heavy curiosity,” however with none latest progress in direction of a deal. New England could possibly be wanting elsewhere.

“The Patriots, who had some peripheral curiosity in Prepare dinner, are actually nearly actually not entering into that path,” Howe famous.

Even with out bolstered depth, Stevenson affords the Patriots loads of expertise because the lead operating again. The 25-year-old averaged 5 yards per carry in 2022, with 1,040 speeding yards and 5 touchdowns. He additionally added 69 receptions (and an extra receiving landing within the passing sport).

New England begins its slate of preseason video games on Thursday (7 p.m.) towards the Texans at Gillette Stadium. The common season doesn’t get underway till Sunday, Sept. 10 at residence towards the Eagles.