June 15, 2024

Patriots

Ezekiel Elliott is in Inexperienced Bay working towards with the Patriots. Here is how he appeared on Day 1.

Patriots working again Ezekiel Elliott AP Photograph/Morry Gash

The Patriots formally introduced Ezekiel Elliott’s signing on Wednesday, and he’s already in Inexperienced Bay working towards with the crew.

Sporting a No. 15 jersey, the identical quantity he wore in school at Ohio State, Elliott might be seen taking a handoff from Mac Jones on this video from Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald.

Elliott’s take care of the Patriots is reportedly for one yr and price as much as $6 million. When he signed the deal, he introduced his New England arrival with a tweet captioned: “One 5, all the best way dwell,” referencing his jersey quantity quantity.

The Patriots’ twitter account used an analogous caption for a clip of Elliott jogging onto the observe discipline.

Elliott is from St. Louis, the identical hometown as Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum. Elliott retweeted an image of him and Tatum swapping jerseys when Elliott was on the Cowboys.

One other New England connection that Elliott will work to determine is chemistry with Patriots quarterback Mac Jones. MassLive’s Mark Daniels captured a video of Elliott catching a go from Jones throughout a drill.

The 6-foot, 228 pound energy again totaled 876 yards on 231 carries for 3.8 yards per carry final season. These numbers are the bottom in Elliott’s seven year-career. He break up time with Tony Pollard final season.

Nonetheless, he nonetheless scored 12 speeding touchdowns and may influence an offense in a variety of methods, together with blocking successfully in go safety.

Elliott provides depth to the Patriots’ working again room, with the power to take a few of the workload off of Rhamondre Stevenson’s plate.

Whereas there are questions on how a lot manufacturing he has left in him, the three-time Professional Bowler remains to be simply 28 years outdated. There’s an opportunity his pairing with Stevenson might be useful for each of them.