According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Ezekiel Elliott, a former Dallas Cowboys star, has found a new home as a free agent.
He will be signing a one-year contract worth $6 million with the New England Patriots.
Elliott recently visited the Patriots and has expressed his intention to wear his college number, No. 15, in New England. Rapoport reported the news on Monday, stating that the Patriots were in need of backfield help and that Elliott’s successful visit led to the signing.
The #Patriots are expected to sign former #Cowboys star RB Ezekiel Elliott to a 1-year deal worth up to $6M after his successful FA visit earlier in camp, per me and @TomPelissero. Some backfield help for NE and a new home for Zeke… who plans to rock his No. 15 from college. pic.twitter.com/LrdbpHp17h
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 14, 2023
Once considered one of the most productive running backs in the NFL, Elliott’s performance has seen a decline in recent years. However, he still excels as a pass blocker and in short-yardage situations.
Joining the Patriots under the coaching of Bill Belichick, Elliott hopes to revive his career and contribute to the team’s success.
The Patriots had a disappointing season in 2022 but aim to bounce back and compete in the AFC East for the upcoming 2023 season, which begins in a month.
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