New England's James White (hip) retires after eight seasons

New England Patriots running back James White (hip) announced his retirement on Thursday.

What It Means:

After a serious hip injury, White has decided to end his eight-year career as New England's primary receiving back. Expect Rhamondre Stevenson or Ty Montgomery to see a bump in snaps and playing time as the Patriots' new receiving specialist behind Damien Harris. Per numberFire's season-long projections, Stevenson's 2022 receiving expectations include 35.8 receptions for 261.5 yards and 1.5 touchdowns while Montgomery's projection includes 14.8 receptions for 125.8 yards and 0.9 touchdowns.

In 95 career games, White accounted for 319 rushing attempts for 1278 yards and 11 touchdowns in addition to 381 receptions for 3278 yards and 25 receiving touchdowns.

Source: Ari Meirov