Stevan Ridley 22 | Running Back

New England Patriots

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Thu. Oct 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ridley (knee) has been placed on IR by the Patriots, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. Impact: With Ridley out for the season, the Patriots added Jonas Gray to their backfield mix in a corresponding move. In terms of the team's potential Week 7 backfield workload distribution, a committee approach (involving some combo of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, James White and Gray) seems likely, with the Boston Herald suggesting that the team may be inclined to ride the hot hand Thursday against the Jets, if one emerges.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: An MRI revealed that Ridley suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee Sunday against the Bills, the Boston Herald reports. Impact: Ridley is out for the season, and given that he's in the final year of his rookie contract, it's quite possible that he has played his last snap for the Patriots. In his absence, the team will turn to some combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and James White, with Jonas Gray a candidate to be promoted from the Patriots' practice squad. Given that the team will likely employ a committee approach at running back starting Thursday against the Jets, neither of the team's backs are sure things this week, though Bolden and White are worthy of speculative pickups, with Vereen presumably already rostered in most cases.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Ridley (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jets, the Boston Herald reports. Impact: While the Patriots await the results of Ridley's MRI, it's believed that he suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Bills. Assuming that's the case, the team is in line to roll with a combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and James White on Thursday and beyond, with a committee approach out of the gate quite plausible.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: While the Patriots haven't updated Ridley's injury status yet, coach Bill Belichick acknowledged that things don't look promising on that front, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. "Unfortunately I don't think it looks too good," Belichick indicated Monday. "I don't think it's minor." Impact: Those who have been relying on Ridley (who is feared to have suffered a torn ACL) are advised to look into lining up a replacement for him, with some combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and James White on hand to absorb his carries for the Patriots, and Jonas Gray a candidate to be promoted from the team's practice squad. While Bolden's size (5-11, 220) would suggest that he's most suited to do the heavy lifting in Ridley's absence, we suspect that the team could elect to employ more of a committee approach to fill the void, starting with Thursday's game against the Jets.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Ridley (knee) will not return to Sunday's game against the Bills. Impact: Prior to sustaining his injury, Ridley had 10 carries for 23 yards, and with the Patriots playing again on Thursday against the Jets, he looks pretty iffy for Week 7. If Ridley is forced to miss time, Shane Vereen would figure to see a boost in carries, with James White (who was inactive Sunday) and Brandon Bolden also candidates to see added touches.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Ridley left Sunday's game against Buffalo in the third quarter with an apparent right leg injury, the Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports. Impact: Ridley was in significant pain, before eventually being helped off by two trainers. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but if Ridley is done for the day, he finishes with just 29 total yards on 11 touches (10 carries, one catch).(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: There are fears that Ridley, who will have an MRI on his knee Monday, may have torn his ACL, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports. Impact: Though fellow RB Shane Vereen is unlikely to be available in most leagues, Ridley owners scrambling for a replacement may want to look into securing Brandon Bolden and/or James White.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Oct 12, 2014
News: The New England Patriots placed Ridley on injured reserve, ending his season. Impact: Ridley was leading the Patriots with 340 rushing yards and two TDs before hurting his right knee. He ran for 1,263 yards in 2012, but had not been as effective since that season. (STATS, 2:49pm)
Oct 12, 2014
News: Ridley was sporting a brace on his knee after Sunday's win over the Bills, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. Impact: We'll await further word on Ridley's injury, but we suspect that he is in line to miss some time. If that's the case, Shane Vereen would figure to see added carries moving forward, with Brandon Bolden and James White (who was inactive Sunday) also candidates to see more work in the New England backfield.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 6, 2014
News: Ridley rushed for 113 yards on 27 carries and a TD on Sunday. Impact: Though Ridley has topped 100 yards twice this season, he's failed to rush for more than 54 in the other three contests. However, if you are to own a New England running back, Ridley is the one.(STATS, 11:32am)
Stevan Ridley
2014 Season
CAR
94
YDS
340
AVG
3.6
TDS
2
Bio
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 220  Age: 25
Born: 1/27/1989, Natchez, Mississippi
College: LSU
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 3
(73th overall by the Patriots)
Salary: $777,750
Injury Status
10/16/2014
Injured Reserve (torn right ACL, MCL)
Depth Chart
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