With BenJarvus Green-Ellis no longer on the roster, it is unclear who will be the New England Patriots starting running back. Early indications, though, suggest that it will be Shane Vereen who gets the bulk of the carries.
In the OTA practices that were open to the media, it was Vereen who worked with the first team, according to the Boston Herald.
The big thing that jumped out was Vereen served as the top back during practice. The unknown is whether or not it means anything, particularly since I have no idea who took on that role during their first two sessions. It’s just like preseason carries in that regard, as Bill Belichick will designate certain times for certain players to have their time with the first-team offense.
Other backs competing for the starting job are Joseph Addai, Danny Woodhead and Stevan Ridley.