Patriots owner Bob Kraft is ‘very supportive’ of players who want to go back to New England

New England Patriots owner and President Bob Kraft said on Sunday that he is “very supportive” of players that want to return to the Patriots and said he would “take whatever steps necessary to make sure they do.” 

Kraft was asked about his comments on Saturday when asked if the team should try to sign veteran defensive tackle Jason Pierre-Paul, who has a $11 million cap hit and a $4 million roster bonus.

Kraft said he thought players could still come back if they wanted to.

“I think if you have a team that wants to come back, then we’re open to that,” he said.

“I think the league has to take its responsibility and protect the players.

That’s what I’m going to do.”

Kraft made similar comments in July, saying the Patriots would “love to” bring back defensive tackle Aaron Williams.

He also said he had a conversation with Williams’s agent on Saturday about the possibility of him returning to the team.

“Aaron Williams, we’ve talked about it and we’re very supportive of him,” Kraft said, per The Associated Press.

“He’s an outstanding player.

He wants to stay with the Patriots.

We’re very happy for him.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.