J.R. Redmond – New England Patriots (2001)
Another member of the rotating cast of running backs that New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick’s always-rotating stable of running backs, J.R. Redmond was a third-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. While he had a semi-passable rookie season in 2000 (running for 406 yards on only 125 attempts), he was basically a non-factor for the Patriots after that.
In 2001, Redmond had only 35 carries — which was even less rushing attempts than Tom Brady had — and only caught 21 passes (so it wasn’t like he was some pass-catching specialist). Believe it or not, his stats actually went down the following season in New England, after which he was released by the team.