NESN's Doug Kyed on the team's passing-down running back competition:
Shane Vereen’s departure leaves the third-down role wide open, and James White is the favorite to win that job.
The Patriots’ running back competition will be fascinating to watch in training camp. Travaris Cadet will be another player to watch in the third-down mix.
Kyed also mentions Cadet, whom the Patriots went out and signed to a three-year deal. We would have thought White had the inside track as well, but that doesn't explain why the team signed Cadet. Whoever wins the job will become instantly relevant in PPR formats.