James White will return for another season with the Patriots for the 2022 season. How quickly he will be ready for game action is a different story.
In a recent column, Mike Reiss of ESPN chatted with White about his timetable to return this fall.
“When the Patriots take the field for voluntary offseason workouts this month, veteran running back James White (hip) likely won’t be participating. White said at the draft party: “I still have a little while to go [after] a pretty rough injury.” If third-year running back J.J. Taylor wants to make a decisive move to show he’s ready for the role, he has a golden opportunity this spring.”
With White’s availability in question, the Patriots added depth to the running back position through the draft with the selections of Pierre Strong Jr. from South Dakota State and Kevin Harris from South Carolina.
White’s ability to take the field will be crucial as the return of stability as a third-down pass-catcher to add another weapon for Mac Jones in his second season.