Brandon Bolden might have a chance to earn more carries in 2013

According to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com, Patriots running back Brandon Bolden might be able to earn more carries for the upcoming season.

Prior to a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, Bolden emerged as a backup running back with good between-the-tackles ability. When he returned from an injury/suspension, he became mostly a special-teams player. The feeling here is Bolden will have a chance to earn those carries again in 2013, as he has very good contact strength as a runner and can earn tough yards near the goal line. He’ll contribute on special teams, too.

Bolden looked good last season in a limited role.