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Analysis: What James White’s retirement means for the Patriots

James White has been one of he New England Patriots’ best players since joining the team as a fourth-round draft pick in 2014. Eight seasons and three championships later, the 30-year-old has decided to call it a career: White took to social media on Thursday to announce his retirement.

With White riding off into the sunset, the Patriots are left without one of their most experience and well-respected players. So, let’s take a closer look at what his retirement means from a team perspective.

Another cornerstone of Dynasty 2.0 says goodbye... Entering 2022 training camp, the Patriots had only three players on their roster who had been with the team throughout its three Super Bowl wins between the 2014 and 2018 seasons: special teamer Matthew Slater, safety Devin McCourty and — you guessed it — James White.