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Patriots bring Mac Jones a new weapon with RB Ezekiel Elliott

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Mac Jones now has help in New England on offense.

The Patriots have acquired a former first-team All-Pro running back.

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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Patriots are expected to sign Ezekiel Elliott to a one-year deal worth $6 million.

As a free-agent, Elliott had a successful meeting with the Patriots. The 28-year-old wants to prove he still has a lot more football left in his tank. He was the No. 4 overall pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. Elliott is a three-time Pro Bowler and twice led the National Football League for rushing yards in 2016 and 2018. He had four 1,000+ yard rushing seasons in seven years with the Cowboys. Elliott helped Ohio State defeat Alabama in the 2015 College Football Playoff semifinal matchup at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. He would assist the Buckeyes in winning the inaugural CFP National Championship in the 2014 season.

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Hopefully, Elliott will mesh well with Jones.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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