Rhamondre Stevenson drops breaking news after Patriots minicamp

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The 2024 offseason was going to be a big one for the Patriots for many reasons beyond Bill Belichick being replaced by Jerod Mayo and picking a new franchise quarterback in the draft. There were a lot of questions surrounding the roster and how the new regime was going to improve it ahead of the upcoming season, which included which players they would inevitably choose to offer extensions to.

So far, we've seen Christian Barmore, Kendrick Bourne, Kyle Dugger, and Hunter Henry receive new contracts, all of whom deserve and are needed. But we're still waiting to see a few more, mainly Matthew Judon.

Although there haven't been any updates regarding the status of negotiations with the star pass rusher, we know that another player vital to the offense's success is nearing a new contract.

Rhamondre Stevenson drops breaking news after Patriots minicamp

Of the few offensive players who feel it necessary to keep moving forward, Rhamondre Stevenson is near the top of the list. He might be a running back looking for a new contract, which has been a controversial topic recently, but he's been the backbone of the Patriots' offense since he was drafted in 2021.

Because of that, it was crucial for Jerod Mayo and Eliot Wolf to keep him beyond the 2024 season, even more so because he's on his way to becoming one of the best at the position in the league. It would do more harm than good to see him continue his career elsewhere.

Extension talks between Stevenson and the team haven't been reported this offseason, but the running back revealed after Monday's minicamp that those talks have been happening, and he feels they are "pretty close" to reaching a deal soon.

What exactly that entails is yet to be seen, but it's good news to hear that the work is being done to keep Stevenson around. He's made it known that he would like to remain with the team and, with that, take on more responsibility within the offense, all of which is good news for a unit in need of drastic improvement.

Stevenson is considered a building block of the future for this young and developing offense, so hopefully, a deal will be made sooner rather than later.

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