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Patriots get roster exemption for Brandon Bolden

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New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden has served his four game suspension for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and is able to rejoin the Patriots active roster.

The Patriots have been granted a one week roster exemption for Bolden to return to practice before they have to activate him. New England will have until Dec. 11 to active him to their 53-man roster. A roster exemption is common practice for players returning from suspension. The Patriots can activate Bolden at anytime but would be required to release a player to open a spot on the active roster.

Bolden has 43 carries for 234 yards and two touchdowns in six games for the Patriots this season.

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5 Responses to “Patriots get roster exemption for Brandon Bolden”
  1. ampats says: Dec 4, 2012 7:11 AM

    Good to have Bolden back. The Pats moved James Devilin onto the active roster last week to fill the 53rd spot so it back to the practice squad for JD.

    Now we need to get Gronk back.

  2. rc33 says: Dec 4, 2012 10:02 AM

    This team seriously misses Gronkowski. His value to the offense is such that it’s almost like losing a player-and-a-half. It was very evident how much Brady missed him this past Sunday.
    But Gronk, Mankins and Chandler Jones should all return within the next 2/3 weeks. Not so sure about Edelman.

  3. patriotsrn1 says: Dec 4, 2012 3:28 PM

    Reported that Edelman has Broken Foot and might be lost for season? If so then putting him on Injury Reserve would open a Roster Spot!

  4. richwizl says: Dec 4, 2012 5:54 PM

    I hope Bolden is ready for the Houston game because we might need to run the ball a lot more due to our shortage of receivers. We’ll see Jones and Mankins long before we’ll see Gronk again.

  5. n1ck1092 says: Dec 4, 2012 9:45 PM

    Well we picked up Stallworth because Edelman broke his foot and was moved to IR and our WR corps was looking a little thin. It’s hard to fathom how dangerous we could be when all of the players that are capable to return this season comeback.

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