After missing time to injury this spring and earlier in training camp, Pats RB Brandon Bolden finally got some game reps against the Eagles and took advantage.
He only had three carries, but he turned one into a nice 18-yarder around left end that showed nice burst. With Stevan Ridley putting the ball on the ground yet again – even though it wasn’t a turnover – Bolden could work his way back into the mix in terms of early-down consideration at running back.
There is really no other true backup option to Ridley on the roster, so it will be interesting to see if Bolden can improve his third-year stock after a solid summer debut.
Bolden can do it all, but hasn't really stood out at one aspect, at least enough to earn the full time RB1 position when Ridley had his fumble problems last year. James White is possibly another option but it's an area the team didn't seem to address in the offseason so things look murky from a fantasy prospective.