Bill Belichick Syndication: Arizona Republic

After a long offseason as a free agent, longtime Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott finally found a new home, singing with the New England Patriots. But it doesn’t sound like he’s quite ready to dominate the competition just yet.

During a recent press conference, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made it clear that Ezekiel Elliott is “not there yet” in terms of his physical ability, but that he’s “coming along.”

“I mean, he’s only been here two days,” coach Bill Belichick told reporters on Friday according to Pro Football Talk. “We haven’t really been able to practice with him, so not so much team work. But, he’s done things. He worked out with the strength staff on Wednesday. So, it’s coming along. He’s definitely not there yet, but we’re getting there.”

Elliott has been seen in social media clips working out and keeping in shape as he awaited an opportunity in the NFL, so it shouldn’t take too long to get him ready to play for the team on the field.

But anyone hoping that Elliott would come into New England and immediately dominate might have to temper their expectations a little bit given these words from Belichick.

[Pro Football Talk]