10:12 AM EDT, Mon March 30, 2015
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Quick-hit thoughts around Patriots, NFL

Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. Running back Stevan Ridley is scheduled to make his first visits in free agency this week as he explores potential opportunities for 2015 that would have him playing elsewhere from New England. Ridley tore his right ACL on Oct. 12, had surgery Nov. 18, and is on target to receive full medical clearance in about six weeks. Ridley is probably looking at a prove-it type one-year deal because of the injury and thus one consideration he’s weighing is landing with a team where there is a great chance to break through.

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Stevan Ridley shows his progress

Free-agent running back Stevan Ridley tweeted the following Tuesday morning: In pointing out the date on which he underwent surgery on a torn ACL and then posting an Instagram video of him working out, Ridley is highlighting his progress at a time he's set to hit the open market for the first time in the NFL. Ridley had shared some of his thoughts with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Friday.