Found July 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
With Aaron Hernandez spending his time in solitary confinement, the Patriots may need to get creative to keep defenses on their toes. One wrinkle New England has shown during the first few days of training camp is splitting Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley, Brandon Bolden and Leon Washington out wide or in the slot at receiver. Ridley has been getting snaps outside, Vereen and Washington in the slot and Bolden in a role Hernandez held before, starting out wide and coming back to the backfield in motion. Vereen and Danny Woodhead took snaps at wide receiver last season, with the most notable snap coming in the divisional playoff game against the Texans, when Vereen took his option route deep for a 33-yard touchdown over Barrett Ruud. The running backs seem prepared to take on a more versatile role this season, though Vereen says he’s only doing what’s expected of him. “That’s what they ask of you as a running back,” Vereen said. “And that’s what it’s been like since Day 1. I wouldn’t expe...
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