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.