The Patriots are now more than halfway done signing their 2021 draft class. On Wednesday, the team agreed to a deal with fourth-round pick running back Rhamondre Stevenson, according to the league wire.
Stevenson’s rookie deal is a four-year contract worth up to $4.3 million. He’ll carry an $847,000 cap hit in 2021.
In two seasons at Oklahoma, Stevenson totaled 1180 yards rushing, averaging 7.2 yards per carry. He also proved to be an asset in the passing game out of the backfield, with 28 catches for 298 yards.
As a rookie, Stevenson will compete for reps behind Damien Harris, Sony Michel, and James White. With Michel and White playing on expiring contracts, his role could grow significantly in 2022.
By signing Stevenson, the Patriots stick to what has been a pattern so far this offseason, signing their draft pick in reverse order. Cameron McGrone, Joshuah Bledsoe, William Sherman, and Tre Nixon all signed last week, while Ronnie Perkins, Christian Barmore, and Mac Jones remain unsigned.
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