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RB Brandon Bolden - New England Patriots

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

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Recent Stats and Projections

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17 at MIA 17 9 31 0 2 2 5 0 0 3.6
19 vs KC 4 0 0 0 1 1 -3 0 0 -0.3
20 at DEN 16 5 12 0 3 2 29 0 0 4.1

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 17 vs MIA (9 / 31 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)

Bolden mixed in with Steven Jackson on running downs, and ran several plays from the shotgun formation. He was afforded very little room, and didn't do much with any of his carries. Bolden caught 2 passes, but only gained 5 yards on them, as they were very short in nature.

2015 Week 16 vs NYJ (9 / 30 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)

The leading rusher on the day with 30 yards, Bolden was not able to get much going thanks to constant penetration by the Jets defensive line. He also factored into the passing game, but most of the passes were of the short variety. 10+ touches per game should be his average role going forward with Steven Jackson in the mix.

2015 Week 15 vs TEN (10 / 36 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Bolden started the game well, but was soon replaced by unknown Joey Iosefa. Bolden was stuffed here and there on some runs, but did display good vision on some of his bigger gains. Heís not super elusive or overwhelmingly powerful, but he keeps his legs moving, and should continue to have a role for the Pats.

2015 Week 14 vs HOU (16 / 51 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Filling in for an injured LeGarrette Blount, this may have been one of Brandon Bolden's best games as a Patriot. He had 2 or 3 runs where he simply took defenders with him when he should have been tackled and picked up plenty of extra yardage, moving his legs with power and consistency. If Blount's injury is major, Bolden will see a key role going forward.

2015 Week 12 vs DEN (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 84 / 1 rec)

Brandon Bolden was surprisingly a focal point of the Patriots offense, and had a key play in the game. Bolden frequently ran routes against Denver linebackers, and on one instance, was able to beat his defender on a wheel route for a long touchdown. Bolden also slipped another tackler on the play. Considering Bolden isn't a flashy player or one with a ton of talent, it may be his biggest play of the season. Bolden's runs left a lot to be desired, as he missed a couple holes and displayed a tendency to simply run right into walls.

2015 Week 10 vs NYG (1 / -3 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bolden was an afterthought in the game, indicating that his primary role may still be special teams.

2015 Week 9 vs WAS (1 / 12 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 27 / 1 rec)

Bolden got his first real game action in weeks thanks to a Dion Lewis injury. He ended up scoring on a passing touchdown where he beat a linebacker on a go route. Bolden may be in line for more snaps along with James White on passing downs if the Lewis injury is indeed significant.

2015 Week 1 vs PIT (5 / 1 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Bolden was the definition of a plodder, as he barely got what was blocked in front of him on his carries, and was stuffed twice from the 1 after running straight into a pile rather than display vision or burst. He's great on special teams, but Bolden will have a bit role at best on offense barring injuries.

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