The New England Patriots added a big name to their roster earlier in the week.
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott agreed to a one-year deal with the team.
He is expected to step in as the RB2 behind Rhamondre Stevenson and provide a nice change of pace.
There is no question Elliott has lost a step from the All-Pro player we saw earlier in his career.
But, he can still be an effective rusher in the league.
Patriots quarterback Mac Jones seems excited to add Elliott into the fold.
According to NBC Sports Boston, Jones said: “Him and Rhamondre are going to be a great 1-2 punch.”
"Him and Rhamondre [Stevenson] are going to be a great 1-2 punch"
— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) August 16, 2023
It may take some time for Elliott to get into the swing of things.
But he is at the point of his career where he does not need much training camp to be ready to go.
Waiting to sign for as long as he did may end up being a good thing for him this season.
Elliott has always been a workhorse running back that is willing to do anything to help his team win.
He can catch passes out of the backfield and pass protect.
Not to mention he may be one of the best short-yardage players in the NFL.
Seeing Elliott in something other than a Cowboys uniform will be weird.
Yet, it will be interesting to see what he can bring to the Patriots.
For those wondering, the Patriots travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys in Week 4 of the season.
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