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Patriots' Brandon Bolden on the roster bubble?

By Cyrus Geller
Jun 29, 2017
New England Patriots Brandon Bolden

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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Brandon Bolden #38 of the New England Patriots reacts prior to Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
  • RB Brandon Bolden could possibly be a veteran on the roster bubble this year for the Patriots, as the team has quite a bit a depth at running back after the signings of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead this offseason, per Mike Reiss.
  • Bolden has seen his offensive snap counts fluctuate throughout his career, starting at 13.7% his rookie year, getting as high as 30.9% in 2013, but dipping all the way down to 5.3% last season.
  • Most of Bolden’s work comes on special teams, where he is a regular contributor on kick and punt coverage as well as kick returns. He totaled 268 snaps on special teams last season compared to just 14 on offense.

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