Stevan Ridley Injury UpdateUp to the minute news and rumors on Stevan Ridley's injury
Stevan Ridley is active for the Patriots a week after being a healthy scratch. (Jeff Zelevansky/) In the NFL’s constant war of attrition, injuries can decide games, seasons and a whole lot of futures. Here’s who will give it a shot, and who will not, as we head into Week 14 of the 2013 […]
Stevan Ridley is back in the lineup after getting benched for a game for fumbling, and Alfonzo Dennard is also back after missing his second game with a knee injury and returning to the team from a pair of court appearances.The Patriots’ seven inactive players are Aaron Dobson (foot), Marcus Cannon (ankle), Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), Michael Hoomanawanui (knee), Brandon Bolden, Steve Beauharnais and Jake Bequette. Bolden, Beauharnais and Bequette are healthy scratches, though Bolden missed Friday’s practice for an unknown, non-injury reason.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As expected, running back Stevan Ridley is active for the Patriots and will dress for today's game against the Cleveland Browns. What remains to be seen is just how much he will play after being deactivated last week following three straight games with a fumble. The team announced its final five inactives -- wide receiver Aaron Dobson and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon had previously been ruled out -- which includes running back Brandon Bolden, who was listed with a non-injury issue but probable to play, and rookie wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), who was limited...
The Patriots will have to do without both of their top outside wide receivers, Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson, after listing Thompkins inactive with a hip injury.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Running back Brandon Bolden was not spotted at the start of Friday morning's rainy New England Patriots practice, which sparked the following question: Could this open the door for Stevan Ridley to return to the 46-man game-day roster? Bolden hasn't been listed on the team's injury report this week and the absence could be non-injury related. More details regarding Bolden's absence should be learned around 4 p.m. ET when the official participation report is released.
FOXBORO — Shane Vereen has the back of teammate Stevan Ridley. Both running backs came into the league in 2011. Both have battled issues at one point or another. Injuries limited Vereen to just five games in his rookie season of 2011 while a broken wrist in the season opener forced him to miss eight [...]
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Since returning to the lineup in Week 11 after missing eight games due to a wrist injury, Patriots running back Shane Vereen has reasserted himself as an integral part of the offense, catching 21 passes in just three outings. During a time when fellow third-year back Stevan Ridley finds himself pushed down the depth chart due to fumbling woes, Vereen is ascending into a more prominent role than he has previously played. He said on Thursday that, despite still wearing a wrist brace for games, he feels good and the injury is no longer an issue.
Tom calls the boys just moments after the news broke that Stevan Ridley would be inactive today and he gives his opinions on why that decision was made. He talks about Ridley's future going forward with the Pats. Tom also gives his opinion on what will go down today in Houston at 1pm and the conditions on the field.
HOUSTON -- With the Patriots declaring running back Stevan Ridley inactive for today's game against the Texans, it officially puts him at a crossroads with the team. If Ridley isn't active against the two-win Texans, there is little reason to think (outside of injury) that he'll be a major factor coming down the stretch and into the playoffs when the games mean that much more. The big question entering today was how the Patriots might ease Ridley back into the mix after he was benched last Sunday following his third lost fumble in three games.
From Zac Stacy’s injury to Stevan Ridley’s fumbling problems to rookie breakouts, an action-packed Week 12 has generated more than a few targets on the deep-league waiver wire. Now is the time to start focusing on the playoffs, which means targeting players who are trending up of late.