Super Bowl hero White not taking role for granted


New contract and name recognition won't have White taking anything for granted, though.

The Patriots' running back room is crowded following the offseason additions of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee, but White is in no danger of losing his roster spot. You never know who's going to be here so you get around those guys, help them learn the offense, let them know how we work here, let them get a feel for this system so that they're comfortable and they feel at home.

New England Patriots running back James White broke through in 2016 with career highs in catches, receiving yards and rushing yards and scored the winning touchdown in overtime of Super Bowl 51.

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After seeing all of the key moves made over the last few months, the New England Patriots are now the early favorites to win Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, and rightfully so since Tom Brady doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. "I'm going to continue to work, continue to do whatever this team asks me to do and follow our leaders and our coaches". Instead, the Patriots handed him a three-year extension worth a base value of $12 million and a chance to earn an additional $3 million in incentives. The deal includes a $4 million signing bonus and $4.69 million guaranteed. But it was even surprising for White himself.

The understated fourth-year running back said Wednesday during a break from voluntary organized team activities that he has been trying to put his game-winning Super Bowl touchdown behind him.

During the regular season, White was mainly used as a receiver. "You have to go out and prove yourself each and every day". "I just want to continue to work with this team and become a better player each and every day". I'm just very excited to have the opportunity...