The New England Patriots signed veteran, Joseph Addai, in the off-season, which gives them a plethora of running backs going into training camp. With the Patriots appearing to go with the 'running back by committee approach', who will get the majority of the carries. Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston answered that very question in a chat this week:
If everyone's healthy, I think we'll see Ridley and Shane Vereen get the bulk of the work. I see Addai as a nice "insurance" type of addition if Ridley and Vereen don't emerge, as well as a backup option for Danny Woodhead in the "passing back" type of role. While I'd lean toward Ridley/Vereen getting more work, it's also safe to say we can expect the Patriots to mix it up from week to week, depending on the game-plan.