Patriots re-sign Jakob Johnson

The Patriots re-signed James White today and they’ve now protected an offer with another member of their backfield.

While White’s return wasn’t a certainty, fullback Jakob Johnson‘s return was all but certain. The team tendered him as an exclusive rights free agent, which means he couldn’t work out with other clubs and made representative Drew Rosenhaus’ statement that he signed his tender not a surprise.

Johnson played every video game last season and began 11 times. He captured 8 passes for 35 backyards and a goal while likewise playing 170 unique groups snaps.

With Johnson and White back in the fold, Rex Burkhead is the only member of the 2020 backfield no longer with the club.

Patriots re-sign Jakob Johnson initially appeared on Pro Football Talk

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.