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According to the Boston Herald, running back Shane Vereen was the New England Patriots starter during OTA’s.  Right now we don’t know if this means he’ll be the number one back going forward, but it is a sign that the Patriots have some confidence in him.

With the departure of Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis I’d expect the starting job to come down to Vereen and Stevan Ridley since they know the Patriots offense the best.

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