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RB Brandon Bolden - New England Patriots

5-11, 222Born: 1-26-1990College: MississippiDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Bolden was thought to have a good shot to replace Stevan Ridley as the power back for the Patriots, but for now, that honor appears to have gone to Jonas Gray. The Patriots backfield is always in motion, but Bolden is not a mover and shaker right now.

Week 8: vs Chicago Bears

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 at KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 vs CIN 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 at BUF 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 vs NYJ 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0
8 vs CHI PROJ-Tremblay 2 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs BUF (6 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Though the box score doesn't show it at all, Bolden didn't run terribly. Rather, the Patriots offensive line was beat on nearly every run play by the Bills front seven. Bolden saw run after Stevan Ridley went down with a potentially serious injury, and could be in line for more playing time if Ridley ends up missing time.


Latest News

Patriots | Brandon Bolden to be more involved? (Mon Oct 13, 06:06 PM) - New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden was the fill-in for RB Stevan Ridley (knee) in Week 6 as the 'big back.' Bolden has been a core special teams player this year, and something will have to give if he's to start being more of a factor at running back with Ridley out for the year. RB Jonas Gray could be promoted from the practice squad.

Our View: The Patriots need a large back to wear down opponents, and that's where Bolden comes in. We'll see more touches for Bolden, Vereen and maybe even rookie James White now that Ridley is done for the season.
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