Rhamondre Stevenson likely next up for a contract extension with the Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Rhamondre Stevenson watched the New England Patriots’ offseason moves from afar, not saying much publicly as the team prioritized re-signing its homegrown talent. He watched the team ink new deals with Joshua Uche, Hunter Henry, Mike Onwenu, Kyle Dugger, Christian Barmore and Anfernee Jennings, a clear shift in thinking with a new front office that wants to reward successful players — many of them drafted by the team — with extensions. The thinking is that will help motivate others.