With the offseason workout program in the rear-view mirror, the New England Patriots are already fully on to 2022. The team currently has 87 players under contract, but only 53 of them will be able to survive roster cutdowns in early September and ultimately make the active team. Over the course of spring and summer, just like we have in years past, we will take a look at the men fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots build on their 10-7 record. Today, the series continues with veteran running back James White. Hard factsName: James WhitePosition: Running backJersey number: 28Opening day age: 30Size: 5-foot-9, 205 poundsContract status: Under contract through 2023 ExperienceWhat is his experience? White originally arrived in the NFL in 2014, as a fourth-round draft selection by the Patriots. While he did not see any noteworthy playing time during his rookie season he was a depth option behind Shane Vereen his role started to expand in his second year and with Vereen having left New England in free agency https://www.thepatriotsteamstore.com/69-Henry_Anderson_Jersey. After sharing pass-catching/change-of-pace duties with Dion Lewis in 2015, White established himself as the team's top third down and receiving back by the 2016 season. While a comparatively limited threat as a ball carrier, White proved his value time and again during the Patriots' Super Bowl run that year and had an especially impressive performance in the title game: he set a new Super Bowl record for points scored by finding the end zone a combined four times, registered three touchdowns as well as a two-point conversion. In total, he contributed 139 yards from scrimmage that against the Atlanta Falcons, playing a key role in New England's comeback from a 28-3 deficit in the late third quarter. Super Bowl LI is his signature performance and made him a household name, but White's experience and contributions to the Patriots offense through the years extend far beyond that one game https://www.thepatriotsteamstore.com/33-Alan_Branch_Jersey. He has 95 regular season and 12 playoff games on his rsum, has gained a combined 5,208 yards from scrimmage, and has scored 44 career touchdowns. He was also voted to New England's Team of the 2010s and became one of the most potent and reliable backfield receivers in the entire NFL.