3 Patriots Preparing for their Final Season in new England

These 3 Patriots are unlikely to return in 2025.
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2. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB

A fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma, Rhamondre Stevenson had a strong rookie campaign in 2021 for New England. The 6-foot, 227-pound running back split time with Damien Harris and recorded 606 yards and five touchdowns despite starting just two of the 12 games he played in.

In 2022, he was again the backup behind Harris although he ended up starting seven games this time while appearing in all 17. He had taken the starting role by the end of the season, finishing with 1,040 yards on the ground. He also led the team with 69 receptions while adding 421 yards through the air. Stevenson crossed the goal line six times as well.

Hopes were high for him in 2023, especially after Harris left in free agency. New England added Ezekiel Elliott but the former Dallas Cowboy was the No. 2 back as Stevenson started all 12 games he appeared in. Unfortunately, his numbers went down as he had 619 yards on the ground and 238 through the air while averaging a personal low of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt.

He was out-gained by Elliott who had 642 yards rushing and 313 through the air. Zeke wasn't retained and is back in Dallas, but that doesn't mean Stevenson will be the lead back again. New England added Antonio Gibson on a three-year deal worth $11.25 million. A versatile weapon, Gibson will take carries from Stevenson and keep him from returning in 2025.