Saturday, December 19, 2015

Versatility name of the game as Pats promote RB Iosefa

The Steven Jackson talk may be on hold for now, but that hasn't stopped the New England Patriots from tinkering with their running back corps.

Saturday, the team announced the promotion of Joey Iosefa from the practice squad to the starting roster, a versatile back that fits Bill Belichick's offensive scheme to a T.

According to the team's website, Iosefa, who was signed by the team on Oct. 21, missed only three games in his college career and rushed for 2,218 yards. He also caught 60 passes and threw for two touchdowns.

The 24-year-old rookie was chosen over fellow back Montee Ball, who was signed by the Pats earlier this week.

As it stands, Brandon Bolden will continue to act as the team's first-string back, with James White as his backup.


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