New England Patriots

Jan 1, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; LSU Tigers running back Nick Brossette (4) looks on during the second half against the UCF Knights in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots continued to load up on running backs even after the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft, as the team has signed undrafted free agent Louisiana State University running back Nick Brossette.

A 5-foot-11 back, Brossette comes to the Patriots after totaling 1,039 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground, along with 14 catches for 78 yards in 13 games for the Tigers last season.

A first-year starter as a senior, Brossette’s 1,039 yards made him the 13th LSU Tiger to eclipse 1,000 yards on the ground, joining a club that includes names such as ex-Patriots backs Steven Ridley, Jeremy Hill, and Kevin Faulk, along with two players Brossette backed up during his time as LSU, Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice.

A no-risk move on the Patriots’ part, Bill Belichick may have some inside word on Brossette’s abilities due to his relationship with Kevin Faulk, a Patriots Hall of Famer and LSU’s current director of player development.

Brossette will have his work cut out for him when it comes to making the Patriots, though, as New England was already straight-up loaded at running back, and added Alabama running back Damien Harris with the 87th pick last weekend.

The addition of the 23-year-old Brossette gives the Patriots six running backs in total between Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, Brandon Bolden, Harris, and Brossette.

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