Found October 06, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
The New England Patriots travel to Paul Brown Stadium today to take on the Cincinnati Bengals.  The Patriots enter the game with a mark of four wins and no loses. Cincinnati comes in and an even two wins and two defeats.    The Patriots are in the middle of a tough three game stretch that had them travel to to Atlanta last week and finish up with the Saints at home next week.  A victory today will make a statement of where the Patriots stand in the NFL. Some key things to look at.  Injuries.  We all know about Gronk,Vereen and Wilfork.  They are out. Half back Stevan Ridley is out as well. This bears watching. I have liked what we have seen out of Lagarette Blount and he could be used big time today in what appears to be wet conditions.  How will the run defense look without Big Vince. The Falcons didn't test it last week instead they passed. A horrible coaching move by Mike Smith in Atlanta. With Green-Ellis and rookie Bennard for the Bengals expect a healthy dose of the run. F...

New England Patriots Week 5: Preview, Prediction

The New England Patriots (4-0) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) at 1 PM EST, this Sunday, to be shown on CBS. The two teams find themselves coming into this weekend’s matchup in two very different situations. The Pats survived Atlanta 30-23, defying expectations with their best offensive performance of the season. The Bengals on the other had are fresh off of a 17-6 loss to the...

Stevan Ridley misses a third straight practice

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN,  Patriots running back Stevan Ridley missed his third straight day of practice on Friday and likely won’t play this Sunday against the Bengals. RB Stevan Ridley not spotted at practice for third straight day. Puts availability for Sunday in doubt. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 4, 2013 It sounds like LaGarrette Blount could end up getting...

Patriots RB Stevan Ridley out of practice again Friday

The availability of New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley for Sunday's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals remains in question. Ridley is being slowed by a knee injury sustained in last Sunday night's win in Atlanta. As reported by, Ridley was absent again from practice on Friday.Stevan Ridley was missing for the third straight day at practice on Friday...

Stevan Ridley Ruled out for Week 5

After 12 touchdowns in 2012, New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley looked poised for a breakout 2013 campaign. Instead, the former LSU tiger has been arguably the most disappointing early round pick on the season and has failed to score a single touchdown through four weeks of the season. He appeared to lose the confidence of New England’s coaching staff when he fumbled...

Stevan Ridley Not Practicing Friday

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Stevan Ridley listed as OUT vs. Bengals

Running Back Stevan Ridley who has seen limited action due to a crowded backfield has been ruled OUT vs the Bengals. Ridley has missed practice all of this week with a calf/leg injury that he sustained last week in Atlanta.This news means Brandon Bolden, Lagarette Blount and Leon Washington will need to step it up as they already have this season. The news is bad but not terrible...

Stevan Ridley Out for Sunday

Stevan Ridley missed practice for the entire week with a knee injury. Now, the Patriots starting running back will not be playing in the game on Sunday against the Bengals as the team has officially ruled him as out. The news comes from Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. The news is not that surprising due to the fact that Ridley didn't even practice in a limited capacity...

Stevan Ridley Misses Third Straight Practice

Stevan Ridley was not seen at the Patriots practice today, making it his third missed practice of the week. The news comes courtesy of Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk: The injury occurred during last week's contest against the Falcons, but it is unclear when the injury took place. The Patriots are calling it a knee injury and according to sources, it is believed to...

Stevan Ridley Will Miss Week 5

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will not play Sunday

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not travel with the team to Cincinnati and will not play Sunday against the Bengals, reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Gronkowski was officially listed as questionable Friday, and is still recovering from back and forearm 

Injury report: Ridley to miss first game of career

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Stevan Ridley Listed as Out, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski Questionable on Patriots’ Injury Report

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Patriots-Bengals Live: Stevan Ridley’s Absence Increases New England’s Need for Danny Amendola to Return

8 a.m. ET: It didn’t really seem possible, but the Patriots will be down another offensive starter on Sunday. With Stevan Ridley already ruled out against the Bengals, now would be the perfect time for Danny Amendola to make his triumphant return. Amendola traveled with the team to Cincinnati, but he was listed as questionable on the injury report with a groin injury. Amendola...

Prediction: New England’s Week 5 matchup vs. Cincinnati | New England Patriots

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LeGarrette Blount Fails To Impress as Patriots' Starter

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