Patriots RB White inactive for personal reasons

New England Patriots running back James White is inactive for Sunday night’s road game against the Seattle Seahawks due to personal reasons, according to the team.

Without White, the Patriots will turn to a combination of 2018 first-round pick Sony Michel, eight-year veteran Rex Burkhead and undrafted rookie free agent J.J. Taylor at running back.

Now in his seventh year with the Patriots, White has developed into one of the Patriots’ most dependable offensive players, having been voted a captain each of the past three years.

In his role as the “passing back,” he has caught 24 touchdown passes in 79 career regular-season games and needs just two more receiving touchdowns to tie for the franchise’s all-time record by a running back.

Since White became a regular contributor in 2015, he has more receptions (318), receiving yards (2,818) and receiving touchdowns than any running back in the NFL.

In addition to White, the Patriots’ other inactive players are quarterback Jarrett Stidham, offensive tackle Korey Cunningham, tight end Dalton Keene, cornerback Myles Bryant and linebacker Josh Uche.

The Seahawks’ inactive players are receiver Phillip Dorsett II, running back Deejay Dallas, linebacker D’Andre Walker, offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and defensive ends Rasheem Green and Alton Robinson.

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