Shane Vereen 34 | Running Back

New England Patriots

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Fri. Oct 17, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Vereen caught five passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 43 yards in a 27-25 win over the New York Jets on Thursday night. Impact: Vereen has proved inconsistent this season while averaging 10.8 touches. He had a season-high 16 in Thursday's victory. He had 18 catches for 114 yards and zero TDs in the first six games.(STATS, 4:45pm)
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Vereen had five receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns, adding 12 carries for 47 yards, in Thursday's 27-25 win over the Jets. Impact: Vereen's first game sans-Stevan Ridley (torn ACL) went as well as owners could have hoped for, with Vereen getting 12 of the team's 15 carries, while RB Jonas Gray got two and Brandon Bolden only had a reception. As encouraging as the split of carries was, Vereen really did his damage through the air, highlighted by a wide-open, 49-yard touchdown on the game's fourth play from scrimmage. He finished third on the team with eight targets, trailing only TE Rob Gronkowski (10) and WR Julian Edelman (nine). While there's no guarantee that he'll be used in the same way in coming weeks, Vereen got the snaps near the Jets' end zone, and then got two of the three carries on the Pats' final, clock-killing drive. He should get plenty of touches in a Week 8 matchup with the Bears.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 14, 2014
News: With Stevan Ridley out for the season, Vereen figures to see added opportunities in the Patriots' offense in the coming weeks. Impact: In the absence of Ridley, the Patriots figure to employ a combination of Vereen, Brandon Bolden and James White, with other moves to bolster the team's backfield depth possible in the coming days. While Vereen owners would no doubt relish the thought of him assuming a lead role, we suspect that the void created by Ridley's injury will be handled in a committee fashion. At the very least, however, starting Thursday against the Jets, Vereen (who is already normally a factor in the team's passing game) figures to see more touches than he did in Week 6, when he carried just five times for four yards and caught one pass for three yards.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Vereen had five carries for four yards and recorded one catch on three targets for three yards in Sunday's 37-22 win over the Bills. Impact: While the effort was a fantasy dud for Vereen, if Stevan Ridley is forced to miss time with a knee issue, then Vereen is candidate to see added touches in the coming weeks, along with Brandon Bolden (six carries for 10 yards Sunday) and James White.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 6, 2014
News: Vereen ran nine times for a season-high 90 yards Sunday against the Bengals. Impact: This was a nice effort in a blowout victory, but Stevan Ridley is still the Patriots back to own.(STATS, 11:34am)
Shane Vereen
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 205  Age: 25
Born: 3/2/1989, Valencia, California
College: California
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 2
(56th overall by the Patriots)
Salary: $746,975
Injury Status
No reported Injury