July 16, 2024

Patriots

Jones thinks Elliott and Rhamondre Stevenson might kind “an excellent 1-2 punch.”

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Ezekeil Elliott taking a handoff from Mac Jones as Invoice Belichick appears on throughout Patriots’ joint practices with the Packers in Inexperienced Bay. AP Picture/Morry Gash

A short while after agreeing to a one-year contract with the Patriots, Ezekiel Elliott was on a airplane to Inexperienced Bay along with his new workforce for joint practices with the Packers.

Thrown proper into the total expertise of coaching camp, Elliott appears to be responding effectively to the problem. He’s already drawing reward from his new quarterback.

“Zeke’s superior up to now,” Mac Jones advised reporters on Wednesday. “[He] already was in there getting some reps, in order that was fairly cool to see contemporary off a airplane making an attempt to return out right here and compete. He looks like an excellent match. Actually wish to simply take him underneath our wing. He’s a man who’s performed a whole lot of soccer within the NFL. So, simply making an attempt to study from him, too.”

Now 28, Elliott is acclimating to new environment for the primary time since his rookie season with the Cowboys in 2016. He was minimize by Dallas in March, having averaged a profession low 3.8 yards per carry in 2022 (although he did whole 12 touchdowns).

The Patriots are hoping he can bounce again in a changeup function behind beginning working again Rhamondre Stevenson.

Within the brief time period, Jones stated he simply desires to get Elliott some New England attire.

“He simply received right here. He was simply in his pajamas,” Jones joked. “Actually simply making an attempt to get him some Patriots gear and ensure he’s good to go.”

Finally, Jones stated he has confidence within the veteran working again to determine issues out within the Patriots offense.

“He is aware of soccer. It’s simply the terminology is a bit of bit totally different. I’m not nervous about him,” stated Jones. “I believe most significantly, the road is doing a extremely good job within the working sport proper now. I do know he sees that. He’s excited. Him and [Rhamondre] are going to be an excellent 1-2 punch. After which the opposite guys, too. You may’t neglect in regards to the different guys in our room. So, it’s going to be good.”