Bolden did not record any snaps on offense in Thursday's 42-27 loss to the Chiefs, per ESPN's Mike Reiss. Bolden is clearly behind Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis in the Patriots' backfield pecking order, but his special teams prowess should lead to him being on the team's active roster on most weeks.
The Patriots have re-signed Bolden, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Bolden, who's been associated with the Patriots since 2012, returns to reprise his depth running back/core special-teamer role. While he's versatile enough to be deployed on any down/in any situation, carries figure to be scarce for Bolden, with Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis also in the team's backfield.
Bolden was released on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. This comes as a minor surprise considering Bolden is a valuable contributor on special teams. The Patriots might still try to bring him back before Week 1 or early in the season, but there's no real path to playing time on offense behind Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis.
Bolden appears likely to make the Patriots' final roster, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. Bolden's future with the Patriots came into question this offseason when the team added Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead to a backfield that already included James White and Dion Lewis. The team may be able to keep five running backs, as Bolden and Burkhead both have track records serving as major contributors on special teams. Bolden won't have a significant role in the offense, however.
Reiff missed his fourth straight practice Monday due to an undisclosed injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Reiff apparently suffered the injury in the Vikings' first workout Thursday, but details are scarce regarding the exact nature of the setback. The Vikings will likely provide more clarity on the health of Reiff, the team's projected starter at left tackle, if the injury lingers throughout camp.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/06||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||7.00|
|6||10/15||@New York Jets||31||28.00|
|8||10/29||Los Angeles Chargers||8||12.00|
|17||12/31||New York Jets||31||28.00|
|3 Year Avg||31||100||0||8||68||1||22|