Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss on RB Stevan Ridley: "He is an error repeater, but there is always a fine line to walk there. Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, for example, was an error repeater earlier in his career when it came to ball security. The Patriots stuck with him and were rewarded for it. I think the question becomes: Do we still see some upside here or has the error repeating reached a point where there's no turning back? I still think it's the former and it helps that he doesn't have a big contract to absorb ($777,750)."
Rookie James White could press Ridley if he starts to fumble the ball again. Brandon Bolden is also a capable (yet uninspiring) replacement should Ridley's butterfingers re-emerge.