According to Patriots.com, running back Shane Vereen lined up quite a bit at receiver during offseason workouts.
During the spring there were times when Vereen lined up as a receiver on the outside where the Patriots were looking to isolate him in space against a linebacker. It was similar to last year’s divisional playoff win over Houston when he caught a long touchdown pass down the left sideline on a double move. I can see Brady and Vereen hooking up in a similar fashion – only more often – this year.
The Patriots love using their running backs as receivers and they’ll really need a player like Vereen to step up with the loss of Aaron Hernandez.