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Report: New England Patriots Extend Rhamondre Stevenson

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New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson (38) runs against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL Football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

The New England Patriots faced many veterans being able to walk during free agency in 2025. They locked up Christian Barmore and David Andrews to extensions this offseason, but many remained heading into the final year of their deals. According to reports, New England’s list of pending free agents has decreased by one more. Running back Rhamondre Stevenson has reportedly agreed on a four-year extension to keep Stevenson in New England.

The deal is worth $36 million with $17 million guaranteed. Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the extension.

Rhamondre Stevenson

New England drafted Stevenson in the fourth round (No. 120 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft. He split time with Damien Harris as a rookie before becoming the featured back in 2022. That season Stevenson rushed for 1,040 yards on 5.0 yards per attempt. He played some of his best football in 2023 just before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 13 against the Chargers.

Stevenson amassed 2,265 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns over his three NFL seasons. The extension makes Rhamondre Stevenson the seventh highest-paid running back in the league. New England will expect a return to his 2022 form, and perhaps more, for their investment.

He joins Barmore, Andrews, and returning free agents (Kyle Dugger, Mike Onwenu, Hunter Henry, etc) whom the new regime has identified as core players to build around.

Who’s Next for New England?

Patriots Football Now identified six players, including Rhamondre Stevenson, the team should attempt to lock up to extensions before the season. The five players remaining from that group are Matthew Judon, Jahlani Tavai, Jabrill Peppers, Davon Godchaux, and Jonathan Jones.

The New England Patriots’ new front office, led by Eliot Wolf, stressed a desire to build around core players. Rhamondre Stevenson has now entered into the core group. The Patriots are hoping he returns to full health in 2024. Some assistance from his offensive line in 2024 to help “weaponize” their offense once again.

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