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  1. Patriots have running back, defensive end in for tryout

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots had third-year defensive end Scott Solomon and rookie running back David Fluellen in for tryouts on Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 262-pound Solomon played in six games for the Buccaneers this season and was ...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Getting to know the Chicago Bears

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Any guesses on which player leads the NFL in receptions through seven weeks? If you answered Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, well done. Forte's 52 receptions top the charts, and his 448 rushing yards rank fifth in th...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  3. Patriots football journey: James White

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots rookie running back James White has had to be patient over parts of his football career, so the 2014 season isn't anything new for him. White wasn't a full-time starter at Wisconsin until his senior year. ...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  4. Patriots' second-quarter review: Blitz pickup a key for Jonas Gra...

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from second-quarter review of the New England Patriots' 27-25 win over the New York Jets: 1. Running back Jonas Gray only was on for 12 snaps and totaled just three carries, but that doesn't mean he was not a factor. Maybe the mos...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  5. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on, there is a Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Sharing thoughts on the running back situation as the Patriots look to fill Stev...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  6. Projecting Patriots' inactives vs. Jets

    Mike Reiss

    Before the New England Patriots play a game, we will attempt to predict the team's inactive players. Our best guess for Thursday's game against the Jets (projection assumes linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley will land on season-e...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  7. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. Today's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. How the running back personnel takes shape without Stevan Ri...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  8. How Patriots might fill injury voids

    Mike Reiss

    Injuries to linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley are significant as the New England Patriots don't expect to have them for the rest of the season. As for how the Patriots proceed, here are a few thoughts: Factoring in personnel ...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  9. Patriots' offensive snaps: Ride with Ridley

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Looking at the snaps played by New England Patriots' skill-position players on offense in the team's 43-17 victory against the Bengals (penalties included, no kneel-downs): RUNNING BACK Stevan Ridley -- 50 of 84 Shane Vereen...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  10. Injury report: Collins, Vereen questionable

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots starting linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh) and running back Shane Vereen (shoulder) headline a list of six players who are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Collins misse...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  11. Challenge for Pats' run D changes

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It doesn't feel right to discuss the football implications of the Minnesota Vikings being without running back Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, given the much larger issue at hand. The concer...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  12. Patriots' offensive snaps: Vereen leads

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A look at snaps by New England Patriots' players on offense in the team's season-opening 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins (includes penalties): RUNNING BACK Shane Vereen -- 61 of 86 Stevan Ridley -- 22 of 86 Brandon Bolde...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  13. Patriots add three to practice squad

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots made a three-for-three swap on their practice squad Wednesday, signing offensive lineman Chris Barker, tight end Allen Reisner and running back Marcus Thigpen. To make room, the club released quarterba...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  14. Stevan Ridley: 'Sick feeling' with fumble

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley has always been up-front about some of his past struggles with ball security, and Monday was no different. Ridley's final play in Friday's preseason victory over the Philadelphia...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  15. Stevan Ridley, ball security back in focus

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley played 16 snaps Friday night in the team's preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. His final snap was one in which he was ruled to have fumbled the ball, with the Patriots r...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  16. Release of Hull alters special teams mix

    Mike Reiss

    To make room for rookie running back Tyler Gaffney, who was claimed on waivers Monday from the Carolina Panthers, the New England Patriots released veteran linebacker Josh Hull. The release of Hull, who had been signed to a one-year deal April 24,...

    Blog | July 28, 2014