Pats Beat: James White appears to be 'a suitable replacement' for Shane Vereen

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Patriots RB James White — who took a helmet to the thigh in the second quarter but returned in the second half — looked shifty and sure-handed out of the backfield. Whether he was catching dump-off passes in the flat or screens, White always seemed to make the first guy miss in picking up extra yards after the catch.

In a season where the Patriots need to find an adequate replacement for Shane Vereen as a third-down back who can both catch out of the backfield and pick up the blitz, White appeared, at least for one night, a suitable replacement.

“It was a great feeling,” White said. “Good to be out there with my teammates (and) get a chance to go out there and compete against another team. I just want to go out there and make plays and make no mental errors.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Travaris Cadet was out with a hamstring injury. Brandon Bolden didn't play either. Bolden is reportedly in the lead for third-down duties, but this job is still very much up in the air. White carried the ball eight times for 12 yards and missed a key block which led to a sack.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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