ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF)–Rockford native James Robinson will get another chance to restart his NFL career from Bill Belichick. The Rockford native and Lutheran High School graduate has reportedly agreed to a free agent deal with the New England Patriots.

ESPN reports Robinson has agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $8 million depending on how he performs. Robinson spent the first part of last season with the Jaguars before he was traded in mid-season to the Jets. There he quickly fell out of favor. He was a healthy inactive during the Jets’ last six games of the season. They allowed him to become a free agent.

Robinson finished the 2022 season with only 425 yards rushing.