Develin signed a two-year deal with the Patriots on Monday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. Develin played in 30 percent of New England's offensive snaps in 2016, recording three receptions for 18 yards. He's primarily a blocker and a special teams player who shouldn't be expected to have any fantasy value in 2017, though his return is a boost for the rest of the Patriots' running game.
Develin has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Given his limited touches in the team's offense, Develin's fantasy value remains limited. That said, his versatility and blocking are valuable assets to the Patriots, and his healthy return to the mix in 2016 should be a boost to the team's ground game this coming season.
The Patriots re-signed fullback James Develin, an exclusive rights free agent, to a one-year $660,000 contract, reports the Boston Herald. Develin is a solid blocker who played in every game last season, starting four.
Patriots wideout Danny Amendola and fullback James Develin did little Week 9 against the Broncos. Amendola hauled in two catches for 35 yards. He received three targets during the contest. Develin also caught two balls, gaining 13 yards. Both players are on a bye Week 10.
The Patriots received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's playoff win over the Colts.Austin Collie and Michael Hoomanawanui each had one reception. Collie finished with 15 yards on one target while Hoomanawanui finished with 6 yards on one target. In the ground game, James Develin had one carry for no gain in a 43-22 win.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||Kansas City Chiefs||17||17.59|
|2||09/17||@New Orleans Saints||31||21.63|
|5||10/06||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||18.75|
|6||10/15||@New York Jets||15||17.00|
|8||10/29||Los Angeles Chargers||27||19.88|
|17||12/31||New York Jets||15||17.00|