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Running back James White and the Patriots agreed to a three-year extension, a league source confirmed to the Globe.

White, a fourth-round pick out of Wisconsin in 2014, has been the Patriots’ primary pass-catching running back the last two years, catching 100 passes for 961 yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season during that timeframe.

White was entering the final year of his rookie contract, set to make a league minimum $690,000, but he more than proved his worth in January’s Super Bowl win over the Falcons. White caught a Super Bowl record 14 passes for 110 yards, and scored three touchdowns (one receiving and two rushing, including the game-winner in overtime) and a two-point conversion. Terms of his new contract are not yet known.


Ben Volin can be reached at ben.volin@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @BenVolin