Shane Vereen 34 | Running Back

New England Patriots

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Sat. Aug 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Vereen was on the field for 7-of-91 of the Patriots' snaps on offense in Friday's preseason contest against the Eagles, reports. Impact: While Vereen didn't record a carry in his limited workload Friday, he did notch two catches for 21 yards in the contest. With LeGarrette Blount no longer in the Patriots' backfield mix, Vereen is in line to work this season in tandem with Stevan Ridley and rookie James White. Vereen's projected role as a pass catcher out of the backfield puts him on track to be a productive PPR option, but it remains to be seen how big a share of the team's carries he'll see. While Ridley is probably the best suited among the team's RB options to handle early-down work, he's had issues with fumbles. If they persist, Vereen and/or White would presumably be in a position to receive added touches in the New England offense.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 7, 2014
News: Vereen gained seven yards on one carry in Thursday's preseason opener versus the Redskins. Impact: Vereen only touched the ball once but actually got a decent amount of playing time. According to NESN's Doug Kyed, the Patriots made use of a formation on some third downs which featured both Vereen and rookie running back James White in the backfield. White may push for a role in the offense, and while Vereen thrived as part of a three-headed monster last season, it would be a bit more concerning this time around, with White -- a talented receiver -- replacing battering ram LeGarrette Blount. Of course, Vereen is an established part of the New England passing game, while White is a fourth-round rookie who still needs to prove that he deserves a role in the offense.(RotoWire, )
Shane Vereen
2013 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
Depth Chart
1. Shane Vereen
1. Stevan Ridley
2. James White
3. Jonas Gray
4. Roy Finch