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Brandon Bolden re-signs with Patriots

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The Patriots have re-signed one of their free agent running backs, but it isn’t LeGarrette Blount.

The team announced on Wednesday that they have reached agreement on a new deal with Brandon Bolden. Bolden has spent the last five seasons with the team.

Bolden’s return probably won’t mean much on the offensive side of the ball. While he’s seen time on offense over the years, Bolden was almost exclusively a special teams player during the 2016 season and touched the ball just three times during the regular season.

Bolden joins James White, Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead, D.J. Foster and fullback James Develin as backfield pieces for the Patriots. Should Blount return (or Adrian Peterson sign after visiting with the team earlier this week), special teams would almost certainly represent Bolden’s path to remaining on the roster for a sixth straight year.

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12 Responses to “Brandon Bolden re-signs with Patriots”
  1. fanfrommontreal says: Apr 5, 2017 6:13 PM

    Continuity is underrated, good move by the Pats.

  2. cjmullysr says: Apr 5, 2017 6:16 PM

    Good signing. Solid player, very valuable and he does have offensive skills.

  3. orangeraider says: Apr 5, 2017 6:29 PM

    Pathetic, these players are a dime a dozen.
    Can’t wait until the real season and real news that comes along with that event.

  4. jackodn says: Apr 5, 2017 6:50 PM

    orangeraider, I disagree. This bottom of the roster attention to detail is one of the hallmarks of the Pats’ success.

    Bolden isn’t a dime a dozen, he’s an excellent special teamer who can if pressed into service, serve as a passable option.

    Like Izzo and Slater, guys who understand that special teams is a key element of winning football games can make a good career in the NFL.

  5. spreth1 says: Apr 5, 2017 7:25 PM

    Great ST player, and lives forever in Patriot lore for making the tackle on the Colts’ botched fake punt.

  6. cardsfann1 says: Apr 5, 2017 7:57 PM

    Hotty Toddy!

  7. weepingjebus says: Apr 5, 2017 8:07 PM

    Welcome back, champ!

  8. tylawspick6 says: Apr 5, 2017 8:25 PM


    buried behind better backs

    ace special teams player

  9. drewbrewer says: Apr 6, 2017 5:21 AM

    A two time championship special teamer returns to the best team in the NFL. Just another ho-hum day in glory land.

  10. dsigrey says: Apr 6, 2017 8:55 AM

    orangeraider says:
    Apr 5, 2017 6:29 PM
    Pathetic, these players are a dime a dozen.
    Can’t wait until the real season and real news that comes along with that event.

    A dime a dozen yet none of these other teams can put a team together like the Patriots… keep up your conspiracy theories buddy.

  11. tim8450 says: Apr 6, 2017 10:23 AM

    Dime a dozen?

    Veteran minimum salary for Bolden is $775k. How much are you making?

    Average career in the NFL is about 3 years, good for him for making a go of it.

    Plus, he has two superbowl rings and is favored to win a third.

    It may be a weak news day for everyone except Brandon Bolden, happy for him and happy to have him back. Hope he is able to make it through camps to play this season.

  12. silvernblacksabbath says: Apr 10, 2017 11:31 AM

    A Football Life: Belichick

    Welker is on the sidelines in street clothes and Edelman is returning punts (preseason maybe)…

    Welker tells Belichick “He can have punt returns”..

    Belichick says back “Way to compete Wes.” He wasn’t too happy…

    You’ve got to be all in for Bill.

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