Jeremy Hill Makes Strong Patriots Preseason Debut

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The Redskins and Patriots face off in their preseason debut. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots battled back from a 17-nothing deficit to top the Redskins 26-17 in their preseason opener last night in Foxborough, and the running back unit stole the show.

Undrafted back Ralph Webb from Vanderbilt ran for 46 yards and two touchdowns on 14 attempts in his first N-F-L game, and he even capped both T-D’s with two-point conversions.

But, Webb wasn’t alone. Mike Gillislee rushed for 43 yards, and veteran Jeremy Hill led the group with 51 yards and a score on 11 carriers, plus another 14 yards in the air on a pair of catches.

"For me, it's just getting the rhythm with a new team," Hill said. "I've played four years with one team, so it's kinda good to get out here and be with this team, and build a camaraderie and a rhythm with the offense, and you just continue to do that every week in practice, and I think we'll be fine."

Hill spent his first four years with the Bengals, but he’s just trying to fit in now with his new team.

"I'm just doing my job, just going out there and competing and just trying to do my job and just continue to work," Hill said. "Hopefully that'll put me in the position I need to be when the regular season comes around."

Pats also have James White, Rex Burkhead, Brandon Bolden, and first-round pick Sony Michel on the depth chart.

Pats will host the Eagles in their next exhibition Thursday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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