WATCH: Broncos DB T.J. Ward Nails Patriots RB Brandon Bolden After He Goes Down

T.J.Ward was probably thinking that he better make sure that Brandon Bolden was touched so he couldn't roll into the end zone on this play, but rather than just tag him he decided to take the opportunity to put a hit on Bolden instead. If he hadn't it so late it wouldn't have been a bad idea, but after he saw Bolden take his first roll he should have kept his feet.It is clear he...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Super Bowl is guaranteed to feature several former SEC stars

Heading into Championship Sunday, the participants of Super Bowl 50 are still yet to be determined. Regardless of the pending results in both the AFC and NFC Championship games, the SEC is guaranteed to have a number of former stars competing for the 50th Lombardi Trophy. A few interesting SEC matchups could occur heading into the big game, including former No. 1 overall draft pick...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pats FB Iosefa embarrasses defender with booming truck stick

The New England Patriots have lost their two best running backs this season, but they still manage to find guys who can contribute in big ways. Brandon Bolden and James White will receive most of the snaps without LeGarrette Blount in the fold, but fullback Joey Iosefa is looking to earn some playing time, too.He did just that on this 15-yard run in the second quarter of Sunday's...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 15 waiver wire targets are the ultimate crap shoot

When you think back to all the prep work ahead of your 2015 fantasy football draft, handcuffing and holding onto the right guys, drilling a waiver wire claim, and spending your FAAB budget wisely for 14 weeks, I think it’s safe to say needing to rely on the Week 15 waiver wire this much, this late in the season, sucks. It sucks a lot. Below are my top waiver wire options with some...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: Dont’a Hightower Injury Was Defensive Game-Changer

So much had to go wrong for the New England Patriots to lose their first game of the 2015 season. Penalties, injuries and poor decisions led to the Patriots giving up a 14-point lead to the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t all bad for the Patriots, however. Several players had spectacular games, allowing the Patriots to take a big lead and then force overtime despite...
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Lose First Game Of 2015 Season, Drop Overtime Thriller To Broncos

Entering Sunday night’s showdown with the Denver Broncos, the New England Patriots hadn’t lost a game in exactly 11 months, or 335 days. Entering Monday morning, that number is back down to zero. After blowing a fourth quarter lead and coming back to force overtime, the Patriots watched as C.J. Anderson ran into the end zone through the snow to hand New England their first loss...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Brandon Bolden Burns Broncos On Wheel Route For 63-Yard TD (Video)

A rash of injuries has left the New England Patriots with very few options in the passing attack. But one of the few remaining options made a huge play Sunday night. With New England already leading the Denver Broncos by a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, the Patriots faced a crucial 3rd-and-8 on their own 35-yard line. That’s when quarterback Tom Brady threw an absolute...
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Patriots RB Brandon Bolden Shows Off Some Breakaway Speed On 63-Yards Touchdown Reception

The injury to Dion Lewis opened the door for some of the other running backs on the Patriots roster to get some playing time. No one has owned the job since he was hurt, but some guys are doing their best to make plays when they do get a chance.Like Brandon Bolden does here when he breaks one tackle and out runs the Denver defense to the end zone: Read more »
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots vs. Giants Live: James White, Brandon Bolden Are Third-Down Options

1:20 p.m. ET: New England Patriots 2014 fourth-round pick James White has a chance to break out Sunday against the New York Giants. Dion Lewis tore his ACL last Sunday, so the Patriots must decide between White and Brandon Bolden to fill their always-important third-down pass-catching role. White likely will get the first crack at the role, since Bolden’s biggest value to the...
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Edelman: I wish Vereen luck, ‘not too much luck, though’

Free agency split up Julian Edelman and Shane Vereen, but the former teammates and smoothie buddies will reunite this weekend. Edelman and Vereen, who joined to make internet gold last year with their “Smoothie Tyme II: The Best Friends Smoothie” video, haven’t talked this week out side of a few text messages, but they did exchange social media pleasantries in anticipation...
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

James White: Patriots RB's have to pick up the slack

It’s James White’s time to shine in the New England Patriots’ offense with Dion Lewis out for the season with a torn ACL. White was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft and competed for the third-down running back role during training camp. He impressed with 164 yards on 34 total touches in the preseason, but it wasn’t enough to beat out Lewis. Now White...
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots can overcome Dion Lewis’ season-ending injury

Dion Lewis’ injury looked ominous on Sunday, and on Monday the Patriots’ worst fears were confirmed. The running back is out for the season with a torn ACL. BREAKING: Patriots’ Dion Lewis out for season with torn ACL — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) November 9, 2015 With 5:35 left in the third quarter and the Patriots leading the Redskins 20...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: No New Ailments Suffered In Week 7 Win Over Jets

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots managed to come out of Sunday’s 30-23 win over the New York Jets without any new injuries. The Patriots didn’t practice Monday, but they released a projected injury report that showed no new ailments. Wide receiver Matthew Slater, who was limited in practice last week, was removed from the Week 8 practice participation and injury report...
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Shaq Mason Returns, Three Remain Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — A starting offensive lineman returned to practice for the New England Patriots on Friday. Rookie left guard Shaq Mason was back on the field after missing Wednesday and Thursday’s practices with a knee injury. Mason had a brace on his right knee and appeared limited in his return to the field. Defensive end Jabaal Sheard (ankle), offensive tackle Marcus Cannon...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Four Missed Practice; Dion Lewis Among Seven Limited

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ injury report continued to grow Thursday. Wide receiver Keshawn Martin and running back Brandon Bolden were added to the practice participation and injury report with hamstring ailments. Brandon LaFell participated in practice for the second consecutive day. He can come off the PUP list this week. Center Bryan Stork also practiced for...
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots sign LB Jonathan Freeny to one-year extension

Jonathan Freeny must have made a strong impression on the New England Patriots in his first months with the team. The Patriots signed the linebacker to a one-year contract extension, according to NFLPA records. Freeny, who originally signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in March worth $1 million, will earn a $1 million base salary in 2016. The extension includes a $500,000...
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Brandon Bolden Preparing Like ‘Normal’ Despite Potential Starting Role

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Bolden looks like the favorite to starting at running back Thursday for the New England Patriots by process of elimination. LeGarrette Blount is suspended, Jonas Gray was cut, and Bolden is the only remaining running back on the Patriots’ 53-man roster who weighs over 210 pounds. The Patriots usually deploy two different roles at the position: the early...
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Skill Position Preview: Dion Lewis Could Steal Third-Down Role

The New England Patriots hopped in a time machine and traveled back to 2013. Wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are competing for roles, LeGarrette Blount is the starting running back, Brandon Bolden figures to be prominently involved in the offense and Danny Amendola is the No. 2 receiver. Calm down, though, there are three key differences this year: Tight end Rob...
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dion Lewis, James White Heat Up Patriots’ Third-Down Back Competition

The New England Patriots running backs are in a dead heat for the third-down role after two preseason games. The competition has narrowed down to four backs: James White, Brandon Bolden, Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis. Cadet and Bolden have yet to see the field during the preseason — the former because of injuries and the latter for unknown reasons (Bolden received just four offensive...
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Branden Bolden Could Be This Year’s Justin Forsett

Before the 2014 season began, Justin Forsett went largely unnoticed and undrafted in all but the deepest of fantasy football leagues. As nothing more than a journeyman special-teamer and 3rd down/change of pace, Forsett wasn’t a likely candidate to be a bellcow back for the Baltimore Ravens last year, especially with Bernard Pierce and 4th round pick Lorenzo Taliaferro on the roster...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Bolden Brings Experience, Versatility To Patriots Training Camp

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Bolden has spent three years as an understudy in the New England Patriots’ backfield, but his perseverance might pay off with a lead role in 2015. Bolden has mostly been used as a special-teams ace and versatile backup during his young NFL career, but 10 days into training camp, he looks to be the current front-runner for Shane Vereen’s old third...
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will start week one for the New England Patriots at running back?

Forget about quarterback Tom Brady and his availability going into the season for a moment. Let’s turn our attention to the running game which, given the uncertainty of Brady’s availability, is going to be crucial in the first few weeks of the season. With New England Patriots running back LaGarrette Blount suspended for the season opening game of 2015 for his arrest last August...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Resume' - Brandon Bolden

What if New England Patriots' head ball coach Bill Belichick required resumes from his players - what would those look like?  We take a stab at them, in alphabetical order...Dear Coach,Going in to this season, I can see where I have my opportunity to finally make a big impact on offense.Through my first four years on the team, I've evolved into what you like to call a "Core Four...
Via Foxborough Free Press
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

RB Brandon Bolden looking to challenge for third-down back role

New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden has been a 'jack of all trades' for the team as a standout special teamer to playing any number of positions in the backfield. However, Bolden could be slotted for more duty this season after the departure of third down back Shane Vereen. Bolden played only 77 snaps on offense in 2014, rushing for 89 yards and one touchdown on...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Patriots RB Brandon Bolden ‘A Very Valuable Guy’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Bolden is a veteran of the New England Patriots’ running back corps after the offseason departures of Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. As a versatile player, Bolden should feature in plenty of different roles, whether it’s in the running game, passing attack or special teams. “He plays on all four downs,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said of...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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