Patriots look to ease RB Sony Michel into mix

The Patriots figure to ease Sony Michel, their No. 1 back from 2018 and 2019, into the mix after his offseason foot surgery. Michel returned to practice just two weeks ago.

Initial plans had Damien Harris as part of that RB rotation, as the 2019 third-round draft pick from Alabama caught the eye of running backs coach Ivan Fears, who had said, "From what we've seen, and the training camp he's had, he's pretty exciting."

Related players: James White, J.J. Taylor, Rex Burkhead

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Michel said Sunday that his previously injured foot has responded well. Michel is the team's main banger between the tackles and the story added Taylor, who also returns punts, has drawn comparisons to former Patriots running back Dion Lewis. White is probably still the back to own in this offense, especially in PPR leagues.

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