According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley missed his third straight day of practice on Friday and likely won’t play this Sunday against the Bengals.
RB Stevan Ridley not spotted at practice for third straight day. Puts availability for Sunday in doubt.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 4, 2013
It sounds like LaGarrette Blount could end up getting the start in place of Ridley.